University Student Killed In Cold Blood in central Kenya

Detectives based in Juja, Kiambu County, central Kenya, are hunting down three suspects who killed a 23-year-old university student in cold blood on Monday night, before escaping with his mobile phone and other valuables.

Joel Juma, a fourth-year Industrial Chemistry student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), was stabbed two times in the chest by one of the thugs before they fled to darkness in the 2am incident.

According to Juma’s girlfriend who is a Law student at the Mt Kenya University, Parklands Campus, she had escorted her boyfriend to get some revision materials from his classmates a few blocks away, when the bloodthirst gang accosted them.

“The girlfriend had gone to visit his lover on Monday evening at around 6pm and found him studying for his examinations.

“She prepared a meal that they shared together before they retired to bed. However, Juma later woke up and embarked on his books but at 2am, he asked her to escort him to where a classmate lived a few blocks away, to get some reference material that he needed before morning,” read part of the police statement.

It is while on their way when the thugs attacked them, demanding money and mobile phones. Two of them descended on Juma with blows and kicks before stabbing him twice on the left side of his chest, leaving him lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

The third assailant manhandled the lady who hadn’t carried any valuable and luckily, left her unscathed.

Local guards who heard the commotion rushed to the scene and together with the heavily shaken girlfriend, helped Juma to a local dispensary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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