Slain Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi was buried yesterday in an emotional ceremony at her parents’ rural home in Mahiga, Nyeri County.
A sombre mood engulfed Mahiga village in Othaya when the hearse carrying Ms Wangechi's body pulled up. Mourners dressed in black with green scarfs around their shoulders moved to carry the white casket.
The 25-year-old was killed by a childhood friend-turned-stalker at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret on April 9 using an axe and a knife.
Family and friends eulogised the final year student as a dedicated doctor to-be. She was termed as a jovial person with an infectious laughter, beautiful and intelligent.
Her mother, Ms Winfred King'ori, was beyond comfort as she was overwhelmed with grief. Dressed in green wailed as she gazed at her daughter's casket with relatives sorrounding her.