A 26-year-old Moi University student pursuing medicine was on Tuesday 9 April hacked to death by a middle-aged man.
The male suspect waited for Ivy Wangeci at the entrance of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital(MTRH) and attacked her using a knife and axe, which he had hidden in a sack, causing her injuries that led to her death.
The man pounced on Ivy, slit her throat and hit her on the head before trying to escape but locals around the area caught up with him. They beat him mercilessly leaving him in a critical state before the police rescued him and was admitted at MTRH.
It is believed that the man traveled from Thika to Eldoret where he planned the brutal attack. Wangeci was in her final year of studies and was at the hospital for a practical exam.
The incident caused uproar among students with the Vice Chancellor Isaac Kosgey confirming the incident and urging students to be calm as investigations were underway.
“It is a very sad day for us. This morning we lost one of us to an attack by an unknown assailant. We are working with the security forces to piece together what happened and will update you in time. I want to request all of you to remain calm,” he stated.