October 01, 2020

Another Rongo University student found dead, body dumped near river

Rongo University in Migori County has been hit by another tragedy.

A Rongo University student who went missing was found dead on Thursday (18/10/18).

The body of Kelvin Ngui, who disappeared from the institution on September 19, was found near River Kuja in Kitere, Migori County.

Police are investigating the puzzling death of the Fourth Year student.

The decomposing body of Kelvin Ngui was found next to the river nearly a month after he disappeared from the Migori campus.

According to Rongo police boss Kibet Kirui, the body was found near the river but the student did not die of drowning.

“Investigation into the student’s death is underway and we hope a post-mortem will reveal how he died,” said Kirui.

The student was pursuing a Bachelors degree in Tourism and Hospitality.

The death of the young man comes as a shock to the university after the brutal murder of Sharon Otieno, whose body was found in Kodera forest.

Rongo University Vice Chancellor Samuel Gudu said the death of the student shocked the institution’s community.

Students of the institution have in the past raised concerns over rising cases of insecurity in the university and its environs.

Mr Gudu, however, maintained the institution has put measures in place to ensure the security and safety of students in the campus.

Sharon will be laid to rest on Friday after the committee reached an agreement with the family on Tuesday.

Chairman Elijah Opiyo stated that they had agreed to make arrangements for the burial as the court case continued for fear of the burial cost increasing if the same was delayed further.

Sharon’s grandfather Samuel Odege appealed for peace during the burial.

The decision to bury the late student at her grandfather’s home is in line with Luo customs since she was not officially married.

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