Detectives are investigating a recent tragic accident that occurred in Kiambu where a student died out of falling from the eighth floor of a building.
The 23-year old student identified as Catherine Njeri studied at the Kenya Institute of Management. She died after falling from the seventh floor of a building in Gacharage village, Kiambu County.
Five people who were with the student were questioned to get insights of what transpired during the tragic incident.
Catherine had visited her friend for a party at their apartment last Sunday before tragedy struck while she was on the rooftop with the friend’s boyfriend.
At around 9:30 pm, Catherine left the house accompanied by her friend’s boyfriend and they went to the rooftop where there is a pavilion.
The suspects who are her friends are currently being held at Karuri Police Station as detectives continue with investigations. They were taken to court and the police were allowed to detain the suspects for ten days pending probe.
On Tuesday during the hearing, Kiambaa Deputy County Commissioner Peter Maina informed the media, “The police have initiated a probe into the circumstances surrounding Catherine Njeri’s death.”
“The suspects will provide statements and cooperate fully with our detectives to help uncover the truth,” He added.
The tenants living in the building reported that they heard a loud bang that drew their attention.
“We rushed out to see what was happening, and we were shocked to see it was a woman’s body,” said one tenant.
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People who witnessed the scene said the deceased was visiting her friends and they were about eight of them in that apartment.
The deceased body was moved to Kihara Level 4 Hospital mortuary, where an in-depth autopsy will be conducted.
Apparently, she went to the balcony with a man and a struggle resulted while at the balcony before she fell off.
The other tenants rushed to the house and woke up her other friends who appeared unaware she had fallen and died.
It’s still not clear what had transpired as she was on the balcony leading to the sudden fall.
The woman’s tragic fall from the balcony has raised questions and concerns. Witnesses observed her struggling with a man before the fatal fall occurred. The tenants in the building were unaware of the incident until later, adding to the mystery.
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