Rest In Peace: Photos of Ivy Wangechi’s burial in Nyeri County

Ivy Wangechi the former Moi University student who was hacked to death by Naftali Kinuthia was laid to rest in Mahiga, Nyeri County.

It was left to Wangechi’s mother and brother Elvis to read her tributes.

The ceremony began at noon after pallbearers carried the body of Wangechi into Mahiga Primary for a requiem mass on Thursday.

Family sources said they expected over 1500 guests at the funeral service.

On Wednesday, residents of Nyeri Town held a night vigil in honour of Ivy that was covered extensively on various media outlets.

 

Ivy Wangechi

Ivy was killed a day to her birthday and her friends took to social media to write her this beautiful letter below.

Dearest Ivy Wangeci,

I’m so sorry for the systems and failures in our society that allowed this man to exist, the man who hacked your life away.

I’m sorry for all the gossip sites and news outlets calling him your lover, elevating him to a status undeserving of a queen like you

I’m sorry for all the slander, for all the ways people have dragged your name in the dirt. As if there’s a scale somewhere, of acceptable reasons to kill a woman.

To kill anyone. And so they come up with all sorts of stories, to justify the crime. How vile and twisted is this country? Where is the compassion? Where is the empathy?

I cannot even imagine what your family and friends are going through right now. To, first, receive this shocking news followed by the ugly stories.

I want to know about you, your hopes and dreams. I want your story and everything you stood for/hoped for/ dreamed to be what lives on.

I wouldn’t want your name to only be associated with this murderer.
Your friends love you, Ivy. They’ve told us who you were and it breaks my heart further that you won’t be here to build the world you dreamed of. The one you have worked so hard to be a part of and contribute to.
May your memory always be love.
May your memory also be justice.

Below are photos of the burial.

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Ivy Wangechi's burial

Ivy Wangechi's casket and potrait

Ivy Wangechi’s casket being carried
Ivy Burial
Ivy Wangechi’s casket

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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.

Naftali Kinuthia’s dad in court to support son after Ivy Wangechi’s murder

Naftali Kinuthia appearing at Eldoret High Court

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.

Ivy Wangechi

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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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Naftali Kinuthia’s dad in court to support son after Ivy Wangechi’s murder

Naftali Kinuthia is expected to be arraigned at an Eldoret court to face charges for the gruesome murder of 6th year medicine student  Ivy Wangechi.

Ivy’s mother has refuted claims doing rounds on social media that her daughter was HIV positive.

Speaking during an interview with a local radio station she says

Its with a lot of regret that I want to say that I have learnt of an Ivy who only exists on social media.

That Ivy is not my daughter that must be another Ivy .

We have not heard at any one point that Ivy was sick ,rumor going round that Ivy was sick is being shared by people who are at their lowest moment.

Nobody paid school fees for Ivy except we the parents and the Kenyan government through JAB.

She had not introduced any suitor to us.

Naftali’s dad George Kinuthia has apologized for what his son did.

“We are really sorry for what happened this is really a difficult situation especially for the family of Ivy” ,he says.

George is a prominent businessman in Thika and hails from Gatanga. Ivy will be buried on Thursday and George says they will send elders to the funeral.

Naftali’s mother Nancy Kinuthia, during an interview with KTN, said that she still can’t believe her son Naftali Kinuthia killed Wangechi.

I have never had a problem with him and I was shocked to hear that he did that. He is a calm person and you would not expect such news.

I even told his father and he still cannot believe that it is Njahi who did this.

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‘Ivy Wangechi was killed for ignoring Kinuthia’s calls’ – Police

Naftali Kinuthia the man accused of hacking to death a 6th year Medical student Ivy Wangechi has said he killed her out of frustration for ignoring him.

Eldoret East DCI boss MR Kingi in an interview with Citizen Digital  has stated that Kinuthia decided to end the ladies life after she refused to pick his calls

The accused said he used to send the woman some money. The girl, according to the suspect, had told him that she was organizing her birthday party, which would happen soon. He said he sent her some money to arrange the event.

Since then, the woman refused to pick his calls, said the suspect. That is what prompted him to travel [from Thika] to Eldoret. He said he wanted to know why she was ignoring him.

‘I was shocked to hear of the murder’ Mother of man who killed Wangechi

Ivy Wangechi

Photos of the Moi University medical student killed by her boyfriend

He further adds

When he [Kinuthia] arrived in Eldoret [Monday], the woman continued to decline to pick his calls. He said it got to a point where she switched off her phone.

According to him, that angered him prompting him to look for an axe and kill the girl. We are still waiting for him to give more details after he is discharged from hospital.

Kinuthia’s mother had in a earlier interview expressed her shock after learning of the heinous act committed by her son.

I have never had a problem with him and I was shocked to hear that he did that. He is a calm person and you would not expect such news.

I even told his father and he still cannot believe that it is Njahi who did this.

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‘My heart aches for Ivy’ Friends eulogize slain student Ivy Wangechi

Friends of slain 6th year medical student Ivy Wangechi have taken to social media to reminisce on what a good person she was hours after her murder.

Ivy was killed by Naftali Kinuthia. 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.

Photos of the Moi University medical student killed by her boyfriend

Ivy Wangechi and Naftalia Kinuthia

 

Below are messages from Wangechi’s friends

I personally knew Ivy Wangechi and the rumours going around are not true. Ivy worked hard and spent countless hours to earn her money.

She did not need sponsors because she was doing well on her own. Ivy was kind hearted and would not start trouble with anyone.

The Nightingale Retweeted Rodgers Dan AbidhaMy heart aches for   We’ve lost a beautiful, intelligent, hardworking lady None of the allegations surrounding her demise are true! It’s unfortunate that all those boldly peddling these rumors never once interacted with her.

Don’t peddle rumors about . Don’t turn this (clearly cruel) event with *only one* villain around. Don’t weaponize it to justify your hatred of women like her. Don’t share gory photos of her death. Rest well, kind soul.

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