Students of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) are living in distress after their colleague was found dead in mysterious circumstances.
The body of Macrine Wainaina was found in the wee hours of Wednesday, June 2 in Kenfico area of Jua Kali estate in Kakamega.
The body of the student was half naked and covered with her pants. She also had several stab wounds, in what appears that she was raped before been brutally killed.
Wainaina, a third year student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, was currently on industrial attachment at one of the secondary schools in Kakamega County.
This is not the first time a student has been killed in the area. According to one of the student leaders in the institution, Kenfico are has been a hotspot for several murders and attacks against students.
Students living in fear
In 2019, Belinda Akeyo Achieng’, a fourth year Bachelor of Education student at the Institution, was found dead in her house at Lurambi estate with blood oozing from her mouth and nether region.
Students are now calling on the school authorities in conjunction with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to intervene and restore security in the area, as well as protect the students.