Norah Jelagat Borus, a top student in 2013 KCSE exams was on Friday found dead at her California residence in Stanford University.
Norah, who was an undergraduate student pursuing engineering is reported to be the fourth victim of death at the prestigious university this year.
She was the fourth best student in 2013 KCSE nationally.
Family spokesperson, Mr Joseph Maswan told Daily Nation that some family members had traveled to the US to establish the circumstances surrounding Ms Borus’death.
“Yes it is true the family has received the shocking news, but her father and some family members have traveled to the US to establish the cause of her death,” said Mr. Maswan.
University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and provost Persis Drell also confirmed the death.
The university’s Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole confirmed the death in an email to the students, saying they were ‘not in a position to share the identity of the student’.
“We have lost another member of our student community. Police this afternoon have confirmed the death of an undergraduate co-term student who was found in a residence on campus,” Brubaker-Cole said.
She added they have been in touch with Borus’s family and police had been notified.
In another campus-wide email, university president Marc Tessier-Lavigne and provost Persis Drell added, “…deep, sustained conversation is needed about how the university can best provide the resources and necessary support for the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all members of our campus community.”
The police in the US said they have launched investigations to establish the cause of Ms Borus’ death.
“There is no safety threat to the campus community, investigations have commenced to establish circumstances surrounding her death,” said the police in a statement.
Ms. Borus, who sat for her KCSE in Precious Blood Riruta, emerged the best girl in Nairobi County in the 2013 KCSE results.