A few hours after a sixth year Moi University medical student Ivy Wangeci was brutally murdered by a man identified as Naftali Kinuthia, allegations emerged on social media that the horrific death was an act of revenge against Wangeci after she infected Naftali with HIV virus.
This is despite the fact that Eldoret West OCPD Zachariah Bitok on Tuesday confirmed that investigations have commenced to find out the exact motive of the killer.
Several student leaders from Moi University on Tuesday evening came out to urge social media users to stop accusing Wangeci without tangible evidence.
The student leaders requested for Ivy Wangeci to be given her last respect as police continued to investigate the matter.
“It is very heartbreaking that everyone has come up with stories of their own in relation to the murder, most of which are aimed at spoiling her name.
We have focused too much on spreading rumours to justify the murder, and forgotten that crime happened in the first place. Stop being insensitive. There is no justification for cold blood murder whatsoever,” Hesbon Ondari, a student leader in charge of finance stated.
The student leaders went further to warn those spreading false allegations of the legal consequences they may face.
“It is brutal, unlawful and uncouth to spread lies concerning a comrade without any proof.
This is defamation and punishable by the court of law. Kindly avoid such indulgences and let us give Ivy Wangeci and her family the respect they deserve,” Annette Adhiambo, the Academics Secretary said.
The suspect was rescued by the police from the hands of the mob justice and is now in custody.