Party gone wrong: University student, 20, dies in fight over woman in Juja

Party gone wrong: University student, 20, dies in fight over woman in Juja

  • Taylon Mbuthia, 20, was returning to his lover's apartment from a drinking spree on Tuesday morning when he engaged in a brawl with another man over a lady identified as Margaret Nyambura, whom each purported to be their lover.

A second-year Kirinyaga University student has died after falling from the third floor of an apartment in Juja, Kiambu County.


Taylon Mbuthia, 20, was returning to his lover's apartment from a drinking spree on Tuesday morning when he engaged in a brawl with another man over a lady identified as Margaret Nyambura, whom each purported to be their lover.


The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), in a statement on Wednesday, said that Mbuthia had visited Nyambura, a First Year student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where they started partying in the company of Margaret's roommate and her lover.


"They partied and had a good time in the house on Sunday through Monday, together with Margaret’s roommate only identified as Shantel and another man identified as Joe Momanyi," stated DCI.


The now four young adults extended their house party till Monday noon when they were interrupted by a Fourth Year student, Brian Andaki, who allegedly came to pick up Nyambura.


Trouble began after Nyambura identified Mbuthia as her cousin on Monday.


An argument ensued between Brian and Mbuthia on Tuesday morning after realizing Mbuthia was not his cousin but his lover. It is during the exchange that Mbuthia allegedly fell over the balcony to the ground floor.


“The two are believed to have fought at Margaret’s door before the deceased landed on the ground floor under mysterious circumstances," said the DCI.


Detectives have launched investigations into the incident.

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