DEMAND SPEEDY PROBE

Lobby up in arms over killing of varsity student

Evan Lusiche, secretary general of the BCCL says if DCI fails to conduct speedy investigations they will hold a protest

In Summary
  • In an interview with the Star on Wednesday, Noah Wekesa, director of Bungoma county comrades league condemned incident.
  • The deceased identified as Joel Juma was killed on Tuesday night by unknown assailants in the company of his girlfriend.
Evans Lusiche, secretary general of Bungoma County Comrades' League on Wednesday
Evans Lusiche, secretary general of Bungoma County Comrades' League on Wednesday
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Bungoma county comrades’ league has accused the DCI of dragging their feet on a case where a university students was killed in Juja, Kiambu county on Tuesday.

In an interview with the Star on Wednesday, Bungoma county comrades league director Noah Wekesa condemned incident.

He said the deceased, a fourth year student at the Jomo Kenyatta University, was from Kanduyi, Bungoma.

The deceased identified as Joel Juma was killed on Tuesday night by unknown assailants in the company of his girlfriend.

He added that Juma was an active member of the BCCL and his demise has left them in great shock.

"We couldn't imagine that he can leave through a cruel death and his family is so frustrated, death has snatched a great mind," Wekesa said.

Wekesa blamed DCI for keeping silent on Juma's death and called for speedy investigations to identity the culprits.

"Comrades have been killed in many universities but we have never gotten justice after burial. We are going to push the DCI to conduct investigations and arrest the suspects," he said.

BCCL secretary general Evan Lusiche said if the DCI fails to conduct speedy investigations they will hold a protest.

He also urged for security enhancement in learning institutions to curb the killing of students.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

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