University student dies after falling from third floor over suspected love triangle

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 19 Jan, 2022 14:16 | < 1 min read
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Police in Juja are investigating the death of a Second-Year university student who died after falling from third floor of a rented apartment in Juja town.

The 20-year-old Tylon, a student at Kirinyaga University, died on Tuesday morning after allegedly fighting with another in a suspected love triangle.

According to DCI detectives, the deceased had on Sunday visited his girlfriend Margaret, a first-year student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

"They partied and had a good time in the house on Sunday through Monday, together with Margaret’s roommate only identified as Shantel and another man identified as Joe.

"However on Monday during the day, they were joined by one Brian, a Fourth-Year student at JKUAT, who had come to pick the same girl whom the deceased had gone to see.

"When Brian inquired who the deceased was, Margaret, introduced him as her cousin, who had brought greetings from home," DCI said in a statement.

The five are said to have partied in the house until late Monday night when they decided to go look for food in a nearby hotel.

After returning to the house, an argument ensued between Brian and the deceased after the former realized that the latter was not Margaret’s cousin after all.

"The apartment’s caretaker Dan Guchu, told detectives that he was woken up by a loud thud before he rushed outside only to find the deceased’s body sprawled on the ground floor," DCI added.

The caretaker called detectives from the nearby Juja DCI station who rushed to the scene.

The officers collected the body and arrested Margaret, Brian and Joe.