Slain Moi University student Ivy Wangechi to be laid to rest today


Ivy Wangechi was a 6th year Medicine student at the Moi University in Eldoret. Photo/...
Ivy Wangechi was a 6th year Medicine student at the Moi University in Eldoret. Photo/COURTESY

Ivy Wangeci, the Moi University student who was murdered in Eldoret, will be laid to rest in Mahiga, Nyeri County on Thursday.

According to the family, over 1500 guests are expected at the funeral service.

A night vigil in honour of Wangechi was held on Wednesday night in Nyeri Town with youth calling out violence against women.

Also Read: Open letter to Ivy Wangechi’s mum Winfred Waithera – OPINION

The 6th year medical student was hacked to death in broad daylight outside the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) on April 9.

The suspect Naftali Kinuthia claims that he and Ivy Wangechi were in a relationship and she rejected him.

Kinuthia’s father has since offered an apology to the family of Wangechi but the mother said they are going through a difficult time.

It is alleged that he went to the university armed with an axe and knife in a sack and waited for her at the gate.

Also Read: ‘Why I killed Ivy Wangechi,’ attacker speaks out

The 28-year-old man has since been arraigned at an Eldoret court.

The prosecution requested for more time to detain him as they conclude investigations.

The court directed that he be detained at Nauberi Police Station in Eldoret and be allowed to seek medical attention at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital during the period he is in custody.

Also Read: Naftali Kinuthia, suspect in Ivy Wangechi murder detained for 14 days

He sustained serious injuries after an irate mob lynched him following the killing of Ivy Wangechi.

The matter will be heard on May 30, 2019.

Also Read: Ivy Wangechi murder: Who made us judge and jury?

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