Secondary Student Dies After hiking on Mt. Longonot
On Thursday, while hiking on Mt. Longonot in Nakuru County, a student from Nyahururu Elite Secondary School was reported missing.
The student has since been identified as dead.
Mutua Kisilu, Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) of Naivasha, confirmed the news by stating that a multi-agency team that started search and rescue efforts on Friday morning discovered the youngster nearing the mountain’s summit.
However, according to him, the youngster had bruises on his hands, indicating that he had fallen along the route, and was also hard breathing when he was discovered.
The multi-agency team therefore took the student to a hospital in Nairobi for treatment, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The school’s principal, Simon Gacheru Macharia, previously stated that 26 Form Four students and 10 instructors, together with another group of approximately 70 individuals, went on the hike on Thursday.
Enock Balemba, a 17-year-old student, reportedly felt restless two hours into the trip and informed one of his classmates that he could not continue.
The student, who is the school captain, apparently chose to sit down and remain behind, but then suddenly sprang up, rushed into the thickets, and vanished.
The teachers then decided to report the incident to the Longonot KWS camp, where KWS Officers joined the search squad until 8 p.m. without success.
Body of murderd KMTC student dumped next to prison
The death of a second-year student at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Homa Bay is being investigated by detectives.
The body of the student, named as Austine Omondi, was thrown behind the GK prison in the town by unknown assailants.
According to police, the clinical medicine student was struck in the head with a blunt object.
Monica Berege, head of the Homa Bay sub-county Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), stated that the body also exhibited bruises. Mr. Omondi passed away due to heavy bleeding.
Semenya sub-location A village elder alerted Assistant Chief Erick Odhiambo on Friday morning that a body had been discovered on a road.
“I went to the scene and found a pool of blood. Police had picked up the body,” he said.
It remained unknown what caused the death.
The murder could have occurred in the small hours of the night, according to investigators.
Ms. Berege stated that DCI agents had traveled to the KMTC campus to investigate the student’s final moments.
“We shall talk to his colleagues to tell us what he was doing before he died,” she said.
Other individuals to be interrogated are his off-campus neighbors.
Friday morning, there was still fresh blood at the crime scene.
There were no indications of the items used in the murder.
In the meantime, Mr. Omondi’s KMTC classmates flocked to the Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary to inspect his remains.
Some of Mr. Omondi’s classmates described him as a modest student.
“We are shocked by his death. Nobody could imagine that he could die at this age,” one of them said.
In what is believed to have been a love triangle, a female student from the same college was slain in her home in July of last year.
Students encouraged law enforcement to be more vigilant near the college.
“We have had isolated cases of theft. This shows there are security lapses,” another student said.