Today, Ivy Wangeci, the Moi University student who was hacked to death by Naftali Kinuthia will be laid to rest in Mahiga, Nyeri County.

Family sources said that they are expecting over 1500 guests at the funeral service.


On wednesday, residents of Nyeri Town held a night vigil in honour of Ivy that was covered extensively on various media outlets.

The youth and women were calling for awareness on what violence can do to families.

Ivy, who was on her 6th year of studying medicine was hacked to death outside the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) on April 9.

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The suspect, Naftali Kinuthia who has appeared in an Eldoret court, claims that he and Ivy were in a relationship and she rejected him.

It is alleged that he went to the university armed with an axe and knife in a sack and waited for her at the gate.

The court directed that he be detained at Nauberi Police Station in Eldoret and be allowed to seek medical attention at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital during the period he is in custody.

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In past social media posts, Naftali worte some cryptic messages.

“Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone.”

Naftali KinuthiaIn another, Naftali captions this under his photo saying,

“I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out.”

On his Facebook page, Naftali says he went to Nyandarua High School and on his relationship status, he points out that he is

“single”.

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