A first-year JKUAT student lost her life on Thursday night after being stabbed by robbers at Seagull Hotel, Juja.
The slain lady was walking with her friend when robbers stopped them and demanded them to surrender money and their phones.
Her friends complied but the lady did not, prompting the robbers to stab her in the neck. She suffered from excessive bleeding and was pronounced dead on arrival at the JKUAT hospital.
Her case is not an isolated one. Since October, four students have lost their lives in Juja. Cases of insecurity have been high despite the presence of a police station just 100m from the school.
Students took to twitter to demand justice for the murdered students, with the hashtag #stopkillingJkuatStudents.
What does it gain to kill the brains that will change this country tomorrow. it is sinful and totally absurd. What does it gain to destroy tomorrow. It’s harm that’s happening to us.stopkillinguniversitystudents pic.twitter.com/Jg1EY4O1gH
— samuel otieno (@sotienooso) February 8, 2019
Some even pleaded with the thieves to stop killing students.
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 student leadership sent a letter to the OCPD notifying him of a peaceful demonstration against the murder and calling the students to join in.
Part of the memo read, “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.”