A first year student at Egerton University has been found dead in his campus hostel room.
The student, who has not been named, had reportedly been on a night out with colleagues at Njokerio shopping centre near Njoro campus yesterday night.
“It’s true one of the students has been found dead in his room in one of the hostels. We are still piercing up details to establish the cause of the death,” Njoro Sub-County Police Commander Muganda Kisaka is quoted as saying.
A student is quoted by the Nation as saying, “He was together with his friends and had been drinking together but he happened to have taken a lot of alcohol and he was overwhelmed. He was carried home by a bodaboda rider and taken to his room. However, his condition appeared bad and he spent the night in the room of a colleague.”
Another student said their dead colleague was taking hard drinks, undiluted.
As police were taking away the body, there was a kerfuffle as some officials of the university attempted to seize mobile phones of students who were recording.