CCTV Footage Reveals Fresh Details on Varsity Student’s Death

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  • CCTV footage has revealed fresh details surrounding the death of a student at the Qwetu Hostels that occurred on Friday, October 1.

    The CCTV footage established that the female Kenyatta University (KU) student did not leave her room for three days before her body was found.

    Qwetu Hostels, through a press statement, stated the CCTV footage captured the student leaving her room on the morning of September 27 then later returned in the afternoon.

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    After spending the afternoon locked in her room, the CCTV footage further showed lights being switched on along the corridor next to her room.

    The recording further shows that the lights were switched off a few minutes later.

    After that incident, the student did not leave her room for three days.

    The footage captured a series of activities during the three days. The student is seen chatting briefly with a tenant. Then it captures three people who were identified as a security guard, receptionists, and a nurse. The trio peeps into the room before leaving.

    The next CCTV cut captures police officers entering the room before leaving with a body bag.

    According to Qwetu management, the activities were captured by 64 cameras fitted in the building.

    “Every common room from corridors, gym, lifts are covered. The only thing we can’t see is what goes on inside the tenant’s room,” Qwetu Hostels stated.

    The student’s mother on the other hand is not convinced by the hostel’s account of events.

    In a video making the rounds on social media, the woman accuses the hostel’s management of carelessness in how it handled her daughter’s death.

    She further faulted the management of the premises for failing to inform her about the death but only learned of it through the police.

    The mother cast doubt on the authenticity of a suicide note given to her, saying that if her daughter was indeed stressed, she would have talked to her therapist.

    “We as Qwetu management want to confirm that nobody entered her room from the time the nurse, receptionist, and the security supervisor left,†they remarked.

    “The supervisor informed the security manager, who in turn called the police. They arrived past noon, and they transferred the body to City Mortuary pending further investigations.”

    She joined KU on November 7, 2020, and she was last seen in class on September 27 before her death was announced.

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM