University student dies after falling from third-floor hostel

KIBABII UNIVERSITY [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Police in Bungoma are investigating an incident, in which a Third Year student at Kibabii University died Thursday morning after he fell from the third floor of the male students’ hostel.

According to students, who spoke in confidence, the now-deceased met his death while fleeing from an irate group which caught him stealing from a First Year student’s room.

“His head cracked when he fell on the ground from the third floor,” said one student, who sought anonymity.

“We’d busted him stealing from a First Year student. Upon seeing us, he jumped out of the window,” said another student.

A group of other students, however, claimed that the deceased was roughed up by those who caught him stealing, before being pushed out of the window.

The deceased’s body was moved to Bungoma County Referral Hospital by police.

Kibabii University administration is yet to officially comment on the incident.

The circumstances surrounding the death of the student are under investigation by police.

 

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