• Thursday, 01 December 2022
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Two Masinde Muliro students have been detained in connection with the death of a colleague.

Two Masinde Muliro students have been detained in connection with the death of a colleague.

Two Masinde Muliro University students have been arrested and questioned in connection with the death of a coworker in a suspected love triangle.

The two suspects were last seen with the deceased, a 5th year Electrical Engineering student, before his body was discovered dumped along a footpath in Mahiakalo residential estate, according to Kakamega County Police Commander Joseph Kigen.

He stated that one of the suspects was injured during an acrimonious fight between the students after they allegedly disagreed on a matter involving a female comrade.

"We have the male and female students in custody, and preliminary investigations show that their colleague was murdered as a result of a disagreement over the woman," Mr Kigen said.

"The male student has sustained injuries all over his body and has told police that they had foght over the woman who is a student at the university," the police chief continued. Following the fight, their colleague was severely injured, and they decided to dispose of his body along the road."

The deceased had been stripped naked, including his shirt, pants, and shoes, and his face was covered in blood.

In another case, a student was attacked and injured while walking home from Koromatangi estate with a colleague. Police officers on patrol responded to an alarm he had raised and rescued him.

After learning of their colleague's death, university students protested in Lurambi along the busy Kakamega-Webuya road, preventing vehicles from using it.

The student leaders had previously gone to the Kakamega Police Station to complain about the security wave that had attacked and robbed several of their colleagues of their valuables, including mobile phones and laptops.

Mr Kigen, on the other hand, accused the students of failing to take precautions by staying out until late at night and walking home drunk.

"My officers on patrol have discovered some students staggering home late at night while drunk." This is dangerous, and they must discontinue the practice. To avoid being targeted by criminals, they must follow the security guidelines," said Mr Kigen.

 

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