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No arrest yet in killing of Meru University student

Saturday May 26 2018

Evans Njoroge.

Slain Meru University Students Association Secretary-General Evans Njoroge (centre) addresses the media on November 14, 2017. A post-mortem was conducted on March 3, 2018. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By DAVID MUCHUI
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Three months after the killing of a Meru University of Science and Technology student leader, no suspect has been arrested.

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) concluded the investigations into the killing of Evans Njoroge in March and handed over the report to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Peter Njoroge, the student’s father, said the family and witnesses were recently asked to write fresh statements.

A source close to the investigations, who sought anonymity, said the suspect will be arrested soon. “Investigators have gathered final details of the killing and the suspect is likely to be arrested next week," the source said.

INSTANT DEATH

Earlier, a postmortem conducted on Njoroge’s body indicated he was shot with a pistol at close range.

The family pathologist Moses Njue said the student leader was shot through the back of the head and the bullet exited through the ear causing instant death.

The team of doctors, Ipoa officials and criminal investigation officers were led by government pathologist Johansen Oduor. “We have established that the pistol was placed on his head and shot. The single shot caused multiple skull fractures and damage on the brain,” Dr Njue said.

Following the students’ unrest and killing of Evans, Meru University Vice-Chancellor Japhet Magambo was sent on terminal leave by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.