Mental status examination sought for Strathmore student who killed cousin

October 27, 2016 6:22 pm
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According to a statement by the auntie recorded at Kilimani Police station, the 23 years old student just woke up at 2am and proceeded to his auntie’s bedroom in their High View Estate Phase 11 home in Ngumo/FILE
According to a statement by the auntie recorded at Kilimani Police station, the 23 years old student just woke up at 2am and proceeded to his auntie’s bedroom in their High View Estate Phase 11 home in Ngumo/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – A third year student at Strathmore University is in police custody, after he attacked his auntie and her 3-year-old daughter at 2 am on Wednesday last week.

According to a statement by the auntie recorded at Kilimani Police station, the 23 years old student just woke up at 2am and proceeded to his auntie’s bedroom in their High View Estate Phase 11 home in Ngumo.

Without uttering a word, the statement indicates that he attacked her, inflicting serious injuries on her body before locking her inside.

He then proceeded to where the 3 year old girl was sleeping and started attacking her while stepping on her head and neck.

The child passed on hours later while undergoing treatment at Nairobi Hospital while her mother was nursing injuries at home but in a stable condition.

Kilimani police boss Paul Katam says the student, who fled immediately after committing the bizarre incident, later surrendered to police.

He says police have already been permitted by court to hold him for a few days until his mental stability is examined.

“We want to know whether he did that while in his right mind,” Katam told Capital News.

The University sent statement that, “the community is deeply saddened and shocked by this incident and condoles with the family.”

“The suspect in the incident is a student and from our records has been attending classes in our University. As of now, the University does not have any further facts since the matter is under police investigation.”

There were reports that the student had portrayed vampire kind behaviours but police says it was just a violent crime.

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