Missing Laikipia University student found dead in hostel

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The third year student's body was discovered by a security guard who, with the help of other students, had broken into his room after his father reported that he had been unable to reach him by phone since Saturday.

Nyandarua North OCPD Timon Odingo said several malaria tablets were found on a stool next to the student's bed, suggesting that he could have died from a serious bout of malaria.

His body was taken to the Nyahururu District Hospital mortuary as investigations into his death began.