Students from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on Friday protested killing of a student in the institution.
The first year girl is said to have been stabbed to death on Thursday night at around 7.00 am at Seagull Hotel. However events that led to the incident still remain unclear.
They cited high rate of insecurity at the Juja based varsity, saying robbery with violence is on the rise.
“Why has the killing of our students become a norm? It is very heartbreaking for a parent waiting for a degree to receive a lifeless body.This should stop!” Roy Sasaka tweeted.
Young JKUAT student was stabbed to death on the 7th, Feb at Seagull.
Why has the killing of our students become a norm? It is very heartbreaking for a parent waiting for a degree to receive a lifeless body.
This should stop!@NYC_YouthVoice@mo_psyga pic.twitter.com/iSNt5jaush
— Roy Sasaka Telewa (@RoySasaka) February 8, 2019
Some prayed that no student should lose their life again in the future.
It is my Prayer that this is the Last life lost in JKUAT. CS Amina Mohammed needs to immediately Intervene and ensure that these students are protected. We are busy with Al-Shabaab and forget the student are vulnerable to the Local 'terrorists'. ?#stopkillingJkuatStudents pic.twitter.com/3csMMDLLE3
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) February 8, 2019
Please,stop killing University students??,Our mothers and fathers in the village are waiting for a degree , please don't take a corpse to them??.It pains to hear how a dream of a young lady was ended last night ?. SECURITYYYYY! #stopkillingJkuatStudents
— ᴄʏᴍᴏʜ ™ ?? ❁ (@ProfCymOhAFC) February 8, 2019
The students had written to Juja OCPD Simon Thirikwa notifying him of the peaceful protest, cited increasing ‘unexpected killings’ in the area.
“This is to inform you that we will be having a peaceful demonstration in Juja JKUAT environs, on Friday 8th of February 2019 as from 9.00am,” read the memo in part.
“This is due to a series of unexplained killings, the most recent one having occurred on 7th February 2019 at Seagull Hotel at 7.00pm.”
In a separate incident last week, a fire broke out in the institution on Monday.
The fire is said to have started at around 4.am. However, no casualties were reported.
Do you know of a sensitive story you would like us to get our hands on? Email your news TIPS to email@example.com or WhatsApp +254708677607.