Naftali Kinuthia and Ivy Wangechi

Naftali Kinuthia arraigned in court for Ivy Wangechi’s murder – Photo

Naftali Kinuthia has finally been arraigned at the High Court in Eldoret to face murder charges.

Ivy Wangechi, a sixth year student was from her medical practicals at The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

According to bystanders, the assailant hit her on the head with an axe then slit her throat with a sword before proceeding to hit her three times again with the axe.

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Angry boda boda riders attacked the assailant who was saved by police officers.

The University VC Isaac Kosgei confirmed that Ivy Wangechi died after being rushed to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH). She was a sixth year Medicine student.

It is a very sad day for us. This morning we lost one of us to an attack by an unknown assailant.

We are working with the security forces to piece together what happened and we will update you in time…I want to request all of you to remain calm.

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Students took to the streets after the murder  to protest the attack and barricaded roads leading to the institution.

They also marched to Eldoret Central Police Station even as officers attempted to quell the situation.

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