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Varsity student found dead in room

WESTERN
By - | December 7th 2012

By Sammy Jakaa

A Masinde Muliro University student was found dead in his room.

The fourth electrical engineering student, identified as Paul Mbalanya, is said to have been drinking with his girlfriend late in the night before retiring to their hostel in Kefinco estate.

However, a neighbour who went to visit him in the morning was shocked to find Mbalanya’s body lying in his room. It is alleged that the girlfriend who had spent the night at his place fled.

President Kibaki is expected to officiate at this year’s graduation ceremony at the campus this morning.

His friends claim that his death may have been as a result of a relationship row since Mbalanya had been in constant wrangles with his girlfriend. It is said that the two had fought earlier leading to his girlfriend threatening him. The students demanded for her arrest, adding she did not raise the alarm.

“We suspect the student’s death is linked to a love affair because he has been in constant wrangles with his girlfriend. The girlfriend had threatened to kill him two days ago after a fight,” a neighbour claimed.

University students’ union director for security and accommodation Peter Kinyanjui condemned the incident and promised to investigate.

Police report

He said it had not been established whether their colleague was killed or committed suicide, adding that they are waiting for a report from the police.

Kinyanjui asked the students to remain calm to give the police time to carry out investigations.

“It is unfortunate that we have lost a comrade in unclear circumstances. I appeal to the police to carry out investigations quickly,” said Kinyanjui.

Kakamega Central OCPD Charles Kinyua confirmed the incident, adding that the police have launched investigations.

The body was taken to Kakamega Provincial Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

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