In Summary
  • Family said Ivy Wangechi was a role model to her siblings and cousins.
  • Ivy's uncle, Mr John Kingori, said she respected her elders and interacted well with her peers.
  • Her mother said she was robbed of a loving daughter who always showered her with gifts.

Slain Moi University student Ivy Wangechi will be buried on Thursday next week at her parent’s home in Mahiga, Nyeri County, her family has announced.

On Sunday the family addressed the media for the first time since the brutal death of the medical student, whom they said was a loving daughter and a role model to her siblings.

Speaking at their home in Makongeni Phase 10 Estate in Thika, Ivy's parents said they received news of her death with shock and disbelief.

Mr John King'ori, the family's spokesperson and Ivy's uncle, said they have let justice take its course.

"We want to believe that they [police] are doing their best. The law must take its course. It's not for us as a family to dictate which way it should go but the law is very clear on what happened," said Mr King'ori.

He said more meetings shall be held starting next week, both in Thika and Nairobi, ahead of the burial.

ROLE MODEL

The family said Ivy was a role model to her siblings and cousins, a friend anyone would have wished to have and a lovable young woman who interacted well with her peers and elders.

Ivy's mother, Ms Winfred Waithera, said the phone call from the Moi University School of Health Sciences' dean marked her darkest hour in her life.

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