Accident or strangled? Questions arise after bodies of two NIBS students were retrieved from Juja dam

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 8 Dec, 2021 12:32 | 2 mins read
Derrick Dylan, one of the boys who died. PHOTO/COURTESY

More questions are arising from an incident in which two bodies of Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS) students were retrieved from Titanic Dam, in Juja, Kiambu County after a postmortem conducted on Tuesday, December 7, showed that they were strangled to death.

In a postmortem that was conducted at the Kenyatta University morgue, it emerged that the two had been strangled and had deep cuts on their head.

“Body had signs of physical assault and he had a deep cut on his head,” the postmortem report read in part.

A day after their bodies had been retrieved from the dam, concerns were raised because foam was oozing from the mouth of one of the deceased and the other had his hands clutched on the front.

K24 Digital has established that the family of one of the deceased identified as Dylan Deric had been asked to visit Juja Police Station and that they later went to the scene of the crime where the bodies were found.

A family member said that they did not believe the version of the police that the duo had died after they drowned in the dam.

“The family, from the word go, did not believe the version that they had drowned in the dam,” a family member who spoke in confidence due to the sensitivity of the matter stated.

An earlier version that was given to the family was that they slid and fell into the dam and efforts to save them did not bear any fruit.

It has also emerged that one of the friends who were with the deceased visited Derrick’s home in Gachie, and handed the deceased's phone to a close friend.

The family confirmed that the said person deleted all the data from the gadget before handing it in.

The duo was last seen in a group of five others and it is still unclear how the two went to the dam, according to their close associates.

An officer privy to the ongoing investigations said that detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had already lined up a number of people who are required to record statements in efforts to disclose what really transpired.