Kenyan student found dead in a US university

By Brian Okoth On Fri, 1 Nov, 2019 11:54 | < 1 min read
A Kenyan native studying in the United States was, on Wednesday, October 30, found dead at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
A Kenyan native studying in the United States was, on Wednesday, October 30, found dead at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    A Kenyan native studying in the United States was, on Wednesday, October 30, found dead at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst campus.

A Kenyan native studying in the United States was, on Wednesday, October 30, found dead at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst campus.

The cause of death of Erick Kang’ethe, a student at the college, is yet to be known, police say.

Kang’ethe was pursuing a bachelor’s degree course in computer engineering.

His family moved to Massachusetts where he went on to graduate from Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester before enrolling at UMass.

“We extend our sincere condolences to Erick’s family and friends,” David C. Vaillancourt, associate vice chancellor and interim dean of students for UMass, said in a statement to the campus community.

Masslive.com says details surrounding Kange’the’s death remain under investigation.

UMass police found him in the vicinity of McGuirk Alumni Stadium in the late hours of Wednesday by UMass police, campus spokesperson Mary Dettloff said.

Family said they had no contact with him since Sunday, October 27, and reported him as a missing person.

In addition to his studies, Kang’ethe spent time volunteering with Worcester-based organisation Cultural Exchange through Soccer.

He was involved in the organisation’s youth team, Worcester World Cup and received a scholarship from Cultural Exchange through Soccer this year.

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