A sense of foreboding has descended upon the main campus of Daystar University in Athi River as reports suggest that a serial killer may be on the loose.
Blogger Simon Mwangi Muthiora has brought this chilling narrative to light, shedding light on the mysterious deaths of more than six students over the past few months.
These unsettling incidents have given rise to fears of a serial killer prowling the campus grounds.
The victims are suspected to have fallen prey to this sinister figure, whose modus operandi is shrouded in darkness. What makes this case even more disturbing is the alleged killer’s ability to make the deaths appear as suicides.
“All of them committed suicide and somehow left a similar suicide note. The University has been covering up to save face,” Mwangi wrote in a blog post, exposing the eerie pattern behind the deaths.
This disconcerting revelation comes amid an ongoing investigation into the tragic demise of Mercy Cherono, a young student with a promising future.
Mercy had just been admitted to Daystar University to pursue a course in Nursing when her life was tragically cut short.
Bowen Kanda, Mercy Cherono’s grief-stricken father, shared the heart-wrenching account of the days leading up to his daughter’s untimely death. Mercy had initially expressed her desire to return home after calling her mother, citing a party for first-year students at the university. However, her plans took a sudden turn when she couldn’t secure transportation back home and decided to attend the party.
The unthinkable happened when Kanda received a devastating phone call at 2 am. The university urgently summoned parents to the institution, but the situation took an even darker turn when they were directed to Shalom Hospital in Kitengela. There, they received the heart-wrenching confirmation that their beloved daughter had passed away.
“I only admitted her at Daystar University on 4th September, and hardly four days passed before she was found dead,” shared Kanda, still grappling with the shock and grief of his daughter’s sudden demise.
Questions and uncertainty now surround Mercy Cherono’s tragic passing, which occurred barely a week after her enrollment at the university. Concerns have been raised regarding the circumstances of her stay at the university hostel. Despite her father having paid for a different hostel, Mercy was discovered in a different one, one that notably lacked CCTV cameras that could have shed light on the events leading up to her death.
Daystar University held a requiem mass for the departed student at its Nairobi campus but has refrained from commenting on the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.
The grieving family faces additional distress due to an inconclusive post-mortem examination, which has left them with more questions than answers. Kanda explained, “The post-mortem report is not conclusive; samples were taken and they are yet to be released from the government chemist. The preliminary report only states that the child died of excessive bleeding due to a deep cut from knife stabbing.”
As the family prepares to lay their 18-year-old Nursing student to rest at her parents’ home in Kapsait, Elgeyo Marakwet, on Saturday, September 15, leaders from the North Rift county have called for expedited investigations to uncover the circumstances surrounding this tragic and deeply unsettling loss.