Decomposing Bodies of University Lovers Found in Apparent Murder–suicide

May 7, 2019
The room where the bodies of a male and female university students were found in Meru

A foul smell emanating from a rental room in Makutano, Meru County led to the discovery of two decomposing bodies in what detectives suspect is a murder-suicide.

Neighbours of a female student from the Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) alerted police leading to the shocking discovery on Monday afternoon.

According to unconfirmed reports, the fourth year student was killed by her boyfriend who had gone to visit her at her rental house located near the Kenya Methodist University, Meru county campus.

The boyfriend, a student at Chuka University, is believed to have committed suicide after killing the girl. It, however, remains unclear when the murder-suidice happened or what transpired between the two lovers.

Police officers who reported to the scene found the naked body of the girl lying on the floor. The male student’s body was found hanging in the bathroom.

The girl’s body had visible stab wounds. Blood was also found on the floor as well as the bed.

Police have launched investigations.

Elsewhere, police are investigating the bizarre murder of a 15-year-old boy whose eyes were gouged out and nose cut off  in Kabartonjo, Baringo County.

Baringo County Police Commander Robinson Ndiwa said the Standard Eight pupil at Kasesya Primary School had gone to do menial jobs at a neighbour’s house early Saturday morning.

After being paid in the evening, the minor reportedly headed to a nearby trading centre where he had been sent by another neighbour to deliver some animal feeds but he delayed.

The said neighbour then opted to track him down, only to find his body lying in a pool of blood on the side of the road.

Mr. Ndiwa said the deceased had a deep cut on the back of his head, his eyes had been gouged out and his nose cut off.

“We are yet to establish the intention of the heinous act. We have commenced investigations, six suspects have been lined up to record statements and we will follow the matter to unravel the murder,” he said.

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