Laikipia University student stabbed to death, perpetrator attempts suicide
A female student at the Laikipia University was Wednesday afternoon stabbed to death by an outsider.
Gertrude Chepkoech, a first-year student at the institution’s main campus in the outskirt of Nyahururu town, Laikipia County suffered multiple stab wounds after she was attacked by a man who is alleged to be her roommate’s boyfriend.
The man only identified as Ezra later turned the knife on himself, stabbed himself in the stomach and slit his throat in a bid to kill himself.
Ms Lucy Nakiridi, a cleaner at the private hostel, said the man had visited her girlfriend last week but a disagreement ensued forcing the hostel’s management and neighbours to intervene.
She said that the hostels’ management kicked him out and warned him never to return again after her girlfriend raised an alarm accusing the man who had travelled from Nakuru of forcing himself into their hostel.
The man, according to Ms Nadikiri, returned on Wednesday reportedly forced his way into the hostel and found his girlfriend’s roommate (Chepkoech) in the room.
She said that the man forced his way into the room but her girl had already left for exams at the institution which is located several metres from the hostels.
A neighbor, Reuben Rendile said that they later heard screams and on rushing to the scene he found a lifeless body lying on the ground.
Angry students attacked the perpetrator who almost killed him besides having stabbed himself in the stomach and trying to slit his throat.
He said that the man was later rescued by police who rushed him to Nyahururu County referral hospital.
Dr Felix Masongo, who is in charge of the Nyahururu emergency unit said that the victim who had suffered serious stabs was in stable condition.
The body of the deceased was taken to the Nyahururu county referral hospital mortuary as police open probe.