Indeed the internet is a double-edged sword.

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One edge can kill one's happiness and thrust him or her into depression.

Anything that makes its way to internet spreads like a bush fire, whether fake or factual; the share button will keep on clicking.

It is heartbreaking that the brutal murder of Ivy Wangeci, a sixth-year medical student at Moi University reached her family members through social media.

Friends, neighbours and relatives flocked at the deceased's home in Thika to grieve with the family, which is yet to issue an official statement about the death of their daughter.

Their pain was worsened upon learning about the murder on social media.

The public is, therefore, being urged to keep calm over this murder case for the sake of the deceased's family until police complete their investigations.

Dr Lukoye Atwoli, the dean of students in the School of Medicine, Moi University has said Kenyans on social media should stop spreading lies about the deceased.

"I will like to tell people who are writing and sharing these lies about her to stop. We are urging people to be sensitive to her family, her friends and those close to her,” he told the Nation.

The suspect, Naftali Kinuthia, is still under medication at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

He was rescued from mob lynching by police who took him to hospital after hacking his alleged lover to death.