Sat. Feb 16th, 2019

Insecurity deepens at JKUAT as fresher is stabbed to death

JKUAT student Stabbed to death

Students at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) are mourning a colleague who died on Wednesday night.

A first-year student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was stabbed to death on Wednesday night as she resisted robbers.

Tabitha Muthoni was walking together with a friend near Segal Hotel at 8pm when they were confronted by thugs who demanded their mobile phones.

Tabitha put up a resistance while her friend complied. A confrontation ensued and Tabitha was stabbed on the neck before the thugs fled.

The stabbed student was rushed to Jkuat hospital where she succumbed to her wounds.

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Students union officials have organised for a demonstration on Friday to protest insecurity at the institution.

In a notice, Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (Jkusa) officials called on students to congregate at 9am for a peaceful demonstration to protest the murder.

“This is to inform all students that we will be having a peaceful demonstration in Juja Enviros. Following series of killings, most recent having been on 7th Feb 2019 at Segal Hotel,” the notice read.

In May, 2018, a student from the same institution was stabbed to death after he alighted in Juja from a meet-up with friends as he was headed to his house near the institution.

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