Maureen Wambui Gachagua is trending after her death.
The third-year Gender and Development Studies student at Kenyatta University lost her life on Sunday morning (15th, July 2018) through ‘a hit and run’ road accident along the busy Mombasa Road.
Maureen Wambui died after she was hit by an overspeeding senior prison officer identified as Dismas Gitange Motongwa, who allegedly later dumped her body a few kilometers away from the accident scene.
According to her friends, Maureen was a great friend and her boyfriend Dennis Baragu is very heartbroken. He told NTV
She was one month pregnant. She was so happy and couldn’t wait to have our baby. She was very proud.
Her sister Ruth Njoki also described her as a loving young lady who didn’t deserve to die too young.
We feel we’ve lost our baby. We used to call her our baby because she was the last born. It’s so touching because no one would ever think she came last and left first.
The family and her schoolmates are demanding for justice using the hashtag #JusticeforMaureen and we hope the long arm of the law is going to work efficiently.
Kenyatta University students held a vigil night for Maureen Wambui and a post on one of the Facebook pages read:
“A candlelight vigil in memory of our departed classmate #MaureenWambui
Maureen Wambui, a KU third year,Gender and Development Studies student lost her life on Sunday morning through ‘a hit and run’ road accident on Mombasa Road where she was hit and dumped by an overspeeding senior police warder’s car, who later rushed to report @Industrial area police station claiming that he’d hit a cow and not a human being, later released on a cash bail.
The body of Maureen has today been transferred to KU morgue from city mortuary. As the case is still in court and burial plans underway, we(Maureen’s classmates and family members) request every member of the public to join us in pushing for justice to be done for our departed colleague through every social media.
Get to all social media platforms and Post, Tweet, Retweet, Comment, like and share under the hashtag *#JusticeForMaureen.”
Here are the photos from the vigil
Check out photos of Maureen Wambui Gachagua
Here are some of the messages from Kenyans:
Diggz Latimore Wallace: My profound condolences, I actually saw her body on Sunday morning on the exit of South C before Total, I pulled over and she was lying on the roadside without the left leg, it was unclear to me if it was an accident because there wasn’t any trace and the body was like 20 metres from the main road. I later learnt that the accident had happened way back at NextGen so sad, may she rest in eternal peace.
Wincy Avangi: Waaah how soon?? Without a kid, without accomplishing her dream… Without a simple goodbye??? This so painful
Vicky Lyn: May she Rest. In peace
Francisca Mwaura: May Justice prevail for her. Rest young lady.