Fresh twist as details sorrounding death of KU student at Qwetu hostels emerges

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 9 Oct, 2021 14:28 | 2 mins read
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Fresh details surrounding the death of a Kenyatta University (KU) student at the Qwetu Hostels have emerged. The student's body was discovered on Friday October 1, 2021.

In a CCTV footage, released by the Qwetu hostels management and that is now subject to investigations, the student identified as, Neema Githae, is not seen leaving her room in a span of three days before her body was discovered.

The hostels management also said that the last time the lady was seen leaving her room was on September 27, 2021 and that she returned on the evening of the same day.

She is said to have spent most of her time in her room. She habitually switched on her lights at a corridor located next to her room.

“The cameras captured everything that goes on within the open spaces which include; at the gym, at the corridors but what is never captured is what happened in the rooms,” the management said.

Since then, the lady never left her room until when her body was discovered. In another footage captured by another CCTV camera, the student is seen talking to a fellow tenant.

However, on the day her body as discovered, three workers at the hostels located along Thika Road. The three workers included a receptionist, a nurse and a security guard who is seen peeping into her room.

Moments later, police officers were captured entering the room and leaving with the body of the girl.

Linda Macharia who is the mother to the girl said that she was informed by the hostel’s management that her daughter was no more.

Macharia said that she did not believe the version that was being issued by the hostel’s management. She claimed that she was informed about her daughter's demise, 10 hours after the body had been taken to the morgue.

She further demanded to be shown the CCTV footage saying that somethings were not clear.

It also emerged that the family had been given a suicidal note that was allegedly penned down by the girl , a note that Macharia has since dismissed.

It is reported that deceased student, who was undertaking her attachment in Embu, had a history of mental illness.

Her family has however ruled out suicide as the cause of her death. Lawyer Danstan Omari will represent the family as they lodge a formal complaint against Qwetu Hostels management.