A third-year Public Health student at Pwani University identified as Nancy CHepkemoi is fighting for her life at Coast General hospital after she was stabbed multiple times by her ex-lover on Monday afternoon.
This comes a few days after a sixth-year university student at Moi University was hacked to death by her boyfriend in broad daylight.
The latest development from Pwani University has raised a lot of concerns among various stakeholders in Kenyan Universities.
A vox pop conducted by Hivisasa at Moi University main campus on Monday evening revealed some of the concerns that the comrades have.
“It is sad to see young ladies undergoing torture and pain because of toxic relationships on campus. My advice for the ladies is for them to invest more time on studying a guy before getting into a relationship with him.
"I would also like to wish the lady from Pwani University who was stabbed, a quick recovery,” Benson Kipruto an engineering student at Moi University stated.
Some of the students, however, think that men should be blamed entirely for the increased violence and therefore the court of law should use the suspects who will be found guilty as an example to the rest who may have the same intentions.
“I wouldn’t really blame the ladies as people are doing on social media, but rather I blame all the fully grown up men who decide to intentionally instil pain in women. In fact, the judiciary should use men who have been arrested and found guilty as an example to the rest of men who may have ill intentions towards women,” Brenda Achieng, a finalist at Moi University stated.
A suspect is in custody in connection with the stabbing at Pwani University. Female students, on the other hand, have been advised to be extra cautious especially when it comes to romantic relationships in college.