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Egerton University student hacks girlfriend to death, attempts suicide

Grief engulfed Njokerio area in Njoro on Monday when a fourth year Egerton University student stabbed his girlfriend to death before he attempted to commit suicide.

The incident happened at a rented house outside the university’s main campus in Njoro town.

Ms Cynthia Chelagat, a fourth year Animal Science student was stabbed with a knife on the neck in the Monday morning incident that shocked colleagues.

PHOTO | PETER MBURU
PHOTO | PETER MBURU

And as it emerged, Ms Chelagat had told friends and neighbours about her ‘hostile’ boyfriend and their troubled relationship.

According to Njoro OCPD Charity Wangui, the student is said to have been killed by her boyfriend, also a fourth year student adding that once investigations are complete,

He will be arraigned in court.

“The deceased moved to this place about a month ago to live with her friend, a girl. The boyfriend has been visiting them but on some occasions there have been scuffles between the lovers,” Ms Anne Muthoni, who owns the houses in which the two resided said.

PHOTO | PETER MBURU
PHOTO | PETER MBURU

“He wanted to access the house forcibly on Saturday last week but was stopped. He was asked to return and sort out their issues in the morning,” Ms Muthoni said.

Details surrounding the late Chelagat’s life in the last one month since she separated from her lover indicate the girl was living in fear, hiding and running away from some danger.

The two were rushed to Nakuru Level Five hospital, but Ms Chelagat was pronounced dead on arrival. Her body was taken to Nakuru County mortuary.

Last year, another female student was murdered in a similar manner at the university by a man who worked in a nearby butchery.