JKUAT student takes own life after failing to graduate

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 30 Jun, 2022 12:18 | 2 mins read
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A student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) has committed suicide after failing to graduate during the 38th Graduation Ceremony.

The body of Irene Monica, a fourth-year student in the School of Business Computing, was found dangling in the bathroom inside her apartment in Juja on Wednesday, June 29 2022.

Her death comes just three days after another male student, also a fourth-year, died by suicide inside his room.

According to the police, the 26-year-old student was to graduate on the day she committed suicide.

“A fourth-year student at JKUAT in the school of business computing was found dangling from the bathroom door frame with a piece of cloth around her neck,” a police report seen by K24 Digital read.

The police recovered a suicide note whose content has not yet been revealed. Irene is reported to have complained to her friends that she was frustrated because she was not graduating.

Student's body moved to mortuary

The body was moved to General Kago Morgue awaiting post-mortem.

This is a second student from the same University to have committed suicide as a result of not graduating.

On Saturday last week, another fourth-year student who could not make it to the graduation list due to missing marks committed suicide by hanging himself in his bathroom.

The body of Lenny Jessy Masiaga was discovered by his girlfriend who went to check up on him at Maya Apartments along Kenyatta Road.

“He also had stab wounds on the chest and was found hanging using a laptop charger. The body was transferred to General Kago mortuary awaiting post-mortem,” read the police report.

Police have since launched investigations into the deaths.

“Death investigations are usually conducted as murder investigations until facts prove different,” a senior officer told K24 Digital.

He added that though suicide notes were a direct communication indicating intent to commit suicide and the reasons, detectives must always seek to establish if it was indeed genuine and was voluntarily written by the deceased.

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