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Boda boda operator kills his university lover then hangs self – PHOTOS

A boda boda operator in Kisii town strangled his University girlfriend to death in her hostel room before hanging himself.

His girlfriend, 20 year-old girlfriend Vena Swanya, was a second year Bachelor of Education student at Kisii University.


The boda boda operator, Samson Obwocha, 23, strangled her in a hostel room that is located a stone throw away the university, and then hanged himself from a rafter.

The bodies of the young couple were found in the room on Friday morning.

He left a suicide on the study table of the single room that read: “Mum, dad, brothers and sisters. I killed her and myself coz I loved her with all my heart bt she just make me do it, AM SORRY BYE BYE MUM I LOVE YOU!”

Mr Obwocha's suicide note found left in the room. PHOTO | EDGAR MACHUKA
Mr Obwocha’s suicide note found left in the room. PHOTO | EDGAR MACHUKA

Ms Swanya’s body was found lying on her bed, while that of her lover was found dangling from the rafter.

Mr Mariaka Ochenge, father of the boda boda operator, said the family got worried when their son did not return home Thursday night.

He said the family knew of the death Friday morning when they heard that two people had been found dead a few metres from their house in a hostel.

Their curiosity proved their worst fears as they found their son hanging from the roof dead.

“We tried calling him but there was no answer and in the morning we got news that two people had been found dead in a hostel near my house. When we got there, we found him dead,” said Mr Ochenge.


Kisii University’s Assistant Dean of Students Brother Francis Kerongo said they received a report on the incident at 8am after which they called the police.

“We regret that this incident happened to one of our students, but the police can only do so much because they cannot enter into hostels to provide security there,” he said.

OCPD Kisii Central Francis Nguli said police have launched investigations to determine circumstances that led to the death of the two.

“We have still not determined the motive behind the young man’s actions but it is clear that he strangled her before hanging himself from a rafter,” said Mr Nguli.

The two bodies have been taken to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.