Varsity student was killed by a bullet, autopsy reveals

Friday, March 24th, 2023 05:00 | By
Maseno University students camp outside the institution. The university has been closed indefinitely following students protests. Photo/COURTESY

The Maseno University student William Mayenga died from a gunshot wound, a post-mortem has revealed.

Government pathologist Dixon Mchana who conducted the post-mortem at the Coptic Mission mortuary where the body of the late Mayenga was being preserved said the slain student was felled by a bullet.

Mayenga succumbed to his injuries after he was shot during Monday’s Azimio la Umoja demonstrations in Kisumu county.

“We have concluded the post-mortem, we have found the bullet that was used to kill the slain student, we have handed it over to the Criminal Investigation Department in the presence of the family, IPOA, Human rights and other interested bodies to go on with investigation,” Mchana said.

“My work is to do the post-mortem then hand over the report to the relevant authorities and wait to testify in court so now that’s what I can give,” he added.

Burial arrangements

 The body of the late Mayenga, a third year student at Maseno University has been transported to Kisii ahead of burial arrangements.

According to a police report, the irate students invaded the Sairam supermarket in Maseno town and other business premises along the Kisumu-Busia road.

The report indicated the rioting students went ahead and lit bonfires and barricaded the road with stones.  “After some time, the students started pelting stones at the police line where they damaged window panes of ten houses and the police station,” it read in part.

It further indicated that the protesters overpowered the officers who were manning the station after the officers ran out of tear gas canisters.

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