Missing Multimedia University student found dead

Body of Multimedia University student found dead
Multimedia University student Diana Mumbi who was found dead at KNH mortuary on December 16

A student at Multimedia University of Kenya was found dead on Saturday, December 16, almost a month after her family reported her missing.

The family of 21-year old Diana Mumbi found her body at the Kenyatta National Hospital mortuary on Saturday morning, bringing an end to a month-long search for the first-year journalism student.

Mortuary attendants told the family that the body was discovered poisoned at a lodging in Eastleigh, Nairobi and was booked into the morgue by an unknown person on November 19, a day after Mumbi left her sister’s home in Nakuru and failed to return.

The body, according to the mortuary attendants, had no signs of physical injury when it was received at the morgue.

Family members told Citizen Digital they had searched at various other morgues in Nairobi on Saturday before finding Mumbi’s body at Kenyatta National Hospital mortuary.

“She was very well behaved and we did not have incidents of indiscipline with her. We never heard of anything to do with bad behaviour in as far as she was concerned,” said her father.

Mumbi’s kin also recounted the events leading to her disappearance, saying she had returned home following a strike at Multimedia University, before going to visit her sister in Nakuru.

“On November 18, she left her sister’s home as usual and when we last contacted her, she said she had gone to prepare for an exam,” they said.

Communication with her came to an end when Diana could not be reached on phone after several attempts were made on November 18 and 19. The family then began a search for her and also launched a social media campaign to trace her, with posters of her disappearance appearing on social media websites.

Diana Mumbi missing

The family confirmed that Mumbi was pursuing a Diploma in Journalism, and had joined Multimedia University in September 2017.

She will be laid to rest in Kinamba, Kirinyaga County with the date yet to be confirmed by the family.

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