A University of Kabianga student has committed suicide in a suspected love triangle.

The body of Hellen Nyambura Kinyanjui, 22, was discovered on Wednesday after police were notified of the incident by Mobebi chief Reuben Serem.

Belgut Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Gerald Mbae said they found the deceased’s house locked from inside and had to break in.

Hellen’s body was dangling from the ceiling of her rented residence at Chepnyogaa trading centre, a walking distance the institution.

“She had no other injuries other than those caused by the nylon rope around her neck. Initial reports point to romantic relationship reasons but we are still investigating the circumstances under which she took her life,” said Mr Mbae.

According to a close friend who sought anonymity, the deceased, a fourth-year Communication and Public Relations student, suspected that her boyfriend was cheating on her.

“She was emotional and easily moved by happenings,” said the friend.

According to Ms Mary Masitsa, an ex-student of Kabianga who lives nearby, it was Ms Nyambura’s second suicide attempt.

“She was a first born in a family of four and a mother of one girl. She is said to have attempted suicide while in second year,” said Ms Masitsa.