Deputy President William Ruto has finally broken his silence on the death of Moi University 6th year medical student Ivy Wangeci. 

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Speaking at AIPCA Church in Tetu while attending the Holy week service, Ruto said that he was saddened the death of the brilliant student. He apologized for not attending the funeral before sending his message of condolence.

"I was not able to attend the funeral where the other leaders have been and I'd like to send my condolences to the family and friends of Ivy," he stated. 

He also urged parents to guide their children in Godly ways to avoid such cases in future.

"We should also, as parents, know that it is our responsibility to guide our children even those who are in University.

His remarks come after Naftali Kinuthia, the suspected killer, was arraigned in court.

Kinuthia is expected to undergo a medical test to ascertain whether he can withstand trial.

He appeared before Eldoret Senior Resident Magistrate Nichodemus Moseti on Monday. 

The suspect claimed that he took the life of the deceased after making many sacrifices for her but she didn’t reciprocate the same. Both families have expressed shock following the incident. 

The deceased was laid to rest on Thursday.