Dark shadow looms over Machakos University after mysterious death of student

A first-year student at Machakos University was found dead in a ditch on Thursday night.

The body of the girl known as Bryah Gechemba was retrieved by the police and moved to Machakos level five hospital mortuary.

The incident was confirmed by Emmanuel Okanda, Machakos sub-county police commander. He noted that the incident happened some minutes before midnight.

According to Okanda, the incident was reported as a sudden death. He said that upon retrieval of the body, it had no physical injuries and the cause of death could not be established immediately.

He noted that the girl had left her rented house in Kaloleni in search of food when the incident happened.

“She was found dead in a ditch, she had gone to find supper when it happened but investigations have commenced,” Okanda said.

Her fellow students took to social media to mourn her sudden death describing her as a jovial and calm person.

Here are some of the posts from those who knew her;

“We buried your parents the other day now you no no . Lala buya baba Gechemba. Bokeira comrades we’re mourning the sudden death of comrade Byrah Gechemba the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Pastor Mosagwe of Gekonge,” Amb Patrick Matoke said.

“My jovial cousin Gechemba is no more no!!no!!no!! Why unto this family, my smiling machine is gone What did Mosagwe do that can’t be forgiven oh my God, RIP sister,” said Asnath Atebeh.

“Another Tragedy has hit our community. We have not even forgotten the demise of both parents just a few months ago and now in the same family again the daughter is no more. What did the family of pastor Mosagwe do???

“Aky bestie kuliendaje lakini hard to believe that you are no more, Gechemba gak Rest in peace comrade,” mourned Diana Moraa.

“RIP  walai gechemba mbona mapema hivyo kuaga dunia maulana pekee ndo anajua n kwa nini nenda salama gechemba,”hazardevi Ong’ore added.

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