Parents of a second-year student at Moi University found hanging from a rope in a classroom at the main campus in Eldoret have denied claims that their son took his own life alleging foul play.
Japheth Mungai parents say he was murdered and his killers tried to cover up the crime by making it look like suicide.
Japheth Mungai’s body was found hanging from a rope in one of the classrooms at the Moi University Main Campus in Eldoret. His hands were tied up.
According to his father, Charles Kinyanjui, the 23-year-old left home on Tuesday morning headed to the university despite them opposing to his travel plans.
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Japheth’s mother says his phone went off on the same day he left home and efforts to reach him were futile until news of his death went viral on social media.
The family is waiting for post-mortem results but maintains the suicide narrative was staged by their son’s killers to throw police off their trail.
Uasin Gishu County Police commander Johnstone Ipara said investigation are ongoing and police are searching for individuals said to be friends who were last seen with him nut have gone missing.
Cases of insecurity at the Moi University Main Campus have become a big concern for students with Japheth’s death coming on the heels of another incident last month in which a fourth-year student was found dead in one of the hostels.
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