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Vice Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Prof Victoria Ngumi has asked students to remain calm as they pursue killers of a First Year student was stabbed to death by unknown people.

Tabitha Muthoni Mwangi, a Supplies Chain Management student was walking to her room in the company of a female friend when the attack happened.

“In the process they were accosted by two young men who emerged from a nearby thicket and demanded all they were carrying. The thugs then stabbed Tabitha on her left side near the heart before taking off with the money and other valuables,” Prof Ngumi said in a statement.

“The University is ready to work with security agents in Juja to investigate the incident and bring the culprits of this heinous crime to book. We urge our students to remain calm as police discharge their mandate,” the statement continued to read.

She rushed to the varsity’s hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival due to excessive bleeding and her body was later taken to Kenyatta University Mortuary by the police.