Emotional send-off as Ivy Wangechi laid to rest in Nyeri

Thursday April 18 2019

Ivy Wangechi

Moi University students carry the remains of one of their own Ivy Wangechi during her burial ceremony at Mahiga Primary School in Nyeri County on April 18, 2019. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

IRENE MUGO
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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.

DEDICATED DOCTOR

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.

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