A first-year Kenyatta University student died under unclear circumstances on Saturday morning after a night of partying in Thika.
Moreen Chepkemei was in the company of two fellow female students and a man they met during the night.
Ms Chepkemei is reported to have complained of a headache at around 2am and the male friend, only identified as Joseph, offered to give her pain killers which were in his car.
The two left to get the medicine in the car and stayed away for about an hour, according to Kenyatta University Students Association (KUSA) chairman Lone Felix.
An hour later, Ms Chepkemei’s friends telephoned the man, asking him to drive them back to the main campus where they stay.
“At this point, the three friends say they found Ms Chepkemei on the front passenger seat strapped with the safety belt,” said Mr Lone.
They drove to Ruiru Campus where Ms Chepkemei was staying but she was reportedly unconscious.
At that point, her friends decided to take her back with them to the main campus.
At around 5am they requested for an ambulance to take her to the university’s Health Unit after her condition deteriorated. She was reported dead on arrival.
The matter has been reported to the police, with an autopsy expected to determine the cause of death.
This is the second mysterious death of a student at the university in the last one week.
On Monday, Newborn Majani, son of the Kenyatta National Hospital Acting CEO, Simon Monda, was found dead and his body dumped near the institution.
Friends reported that Mr Majani had gone out with his friends on the fateful night to watch a football match but he never returned.
KNH BOSS SON KILLED AND BODY DUMPED NEAR VARSITY
Police are investigating the circumstances in which the son of the Kenyatta National Hospital Acting CEO, Simon Monda died.
The Kenyatta University student, Newborn Majani was reportedly murdered and his body dumped near the institution on Monday night.
Nairobi County Police Commandant Benson Kibui said students reported that the deceased had gone out with his friends on the fateful night to watch a football match but he never returned.
His body was found on Tuesday morning near the university’s compound.
The police boss said the matter was still under investigation.