JKUAT student killed in cold blood in presence of his girlfriend

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On Wed, 20 Apr, 2022 10:59 | < 1 min read
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Police in Juja, Kiambu County, have launched a manhunt for three suspects who killed a 23-year-old university student in cold blood on Monday night.

The suspects also escaped with the deceased's mobile phone and other valuables.

"Joel Juma, a fourth-year Industrial Chemistry student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), was stabbed two times in the chest by one of the thugs before they fled to darkness in the 2:00 am incident," police said in a statement.

According to Juma’s girlfriend who is a Law student at the Mount Kenya University, Parklands Campus, she had escorted her boyfriend to get some revision materials from his classmate a few blocks away, when the bloodthirst gang accosted them.

"The girlfriend had gone to visit her lover last evening at around 6pm and found him studying for his examinations.

"She prepared a meal that they shared together before they retired to bed," police added.

Juma later woke up and embarked on his books but at 2:00 am, he asked her to escort him to where a classmate lived a few blocks away, to get some reference material that he needed before morning.

"It is while on their way when the thugs attacked them near hotel Lilies, demanding money and mobile phones.

"Two of them descended on Juma with blows and kicks before stabbing him twice on the left side of his chest, leaving him lying on the ground in a pool of blood," police stated.

The third assailant manhandled the lady who had not carried any valuable and luckily, left her unscathed.

Detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and the Special Service Unit (SSU) have been dispatched conduct investigations into the incident.