Strathmore apologises to family of security drill victim during burial
The Strathmore University staff who died after the shambolic drill was on Tuesday buried at her family home in Kitale.
Esther Kidambi, 33 was described by colleagues a calm and collected lady whose smile was infectious.
The university’s Vice Chancellor Prof John Odhiambo, who attended the burial, apologised to the family for the death.
“Esther was like a daughter to me, she always served me with a smile. I apologize for her untimely death,” he said at the burial.
Ms Kidambi had been working at the institution’s catering department since August 15, 2012.
According to media reports, Ms Kidambi plunged to her death during the botched November 30, 2015 drill at the institution and sustained serious injuries.
She was confirmed dead by doctors at the hospital where she was receiving treatment.
The university later apologised for mishandling the security drill that also left 20 students with serious injuries.
The admission of guilt came hours after Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said Police were not involved in the planning and execution of the security drill.
The institution’s council on Monday said in a statement that it had formed an investigative committee chaired by a retired colonel to investigate the circumstance of the botched security drill.
The 11 member committee is expected to submit its recommendations in seven days.