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Varsity student hangs self after ‘suspecting boyfriend is cheating’ – PHOTOS

A Kabianga University fourth-year student has committed suicide in a suspected love triangle.

The body of the 22 year-old Hellen Nyambura Kinyanjui was on Wednesday found dangling from a nylon rope tied to the ceiling of her rented residence at Chepnyogaa trading centre, a walking distance the institution.

Belgut Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Gerald Mbae said the body was discovered around 11am after police were notified of the incident by Mobebi chief Reuben Serem.

Mr Mbae said they found the deceased’s house locked from inside and had to break in.


“She had no other injuries other than those caused by the nylon rope around her neck. Initial reports point to romantic relationship reasons (problems) but we are still investigating the circumstances under which she took her life,” said Mr Mbae.

According to a close friend who did not want to be named, the deceased, a Communication and Public Relations student, suspected that her boyfriend was cheating on her.

“She was emotional and easily moved by happenings,” said the friend.

According to Ms Mary Masitsa, an ex-student of Kabianga who lives nearby, Ms Nyambura left an unfinished meal thought to have been prepared before she committed suicide.

“She was a first born in a family of four and a mother of one girl. She is said to have attempted suicide while in second year,” said Ms Masitsa.