Ivy Wangechi’s brutal death has left the nation in shock.
Wangechi, a student at Moi Univesity School of Medicine was hacked to death on Tuesday morning by Naftali Kinuthia, a man said to be well known to her family.
Ivy was killed on the eve of her birthday. She was to turn 25 years old on April 10, but she never lived to see this day.
Yesterday, her friends and classmates at the Moi University in Eldoret celebrated her birthday in the most sorrowful way. She wasn’t there to eat cake and blow candles and make a wish.
Muriithi Michael shared the image below on Twitter.
He captioned it:
#RIPIVY Happy birthday dear. Shine on angel.
Another close friend of Ivy, Rodgers Abidha also penned a sweet message to her. He wrote:
Happy birthday IVY Wangeci. Happy 25th birthday Ivy Wangeci… Rest easy. #RIPIVY #HAPPYBIRTHDAYIVY This is at the entrance of our hostel, in Moi University School of Medicine Main Hostel.
Happy birthday IVY. Rest in peace dear friend.#RIPIVY
This is at the entrance of our hostel at Moi University School of Medicine Main Hostel… pic.twitter.com/q7pLrvuGc1
— Rodgers Dan Abidha (@Nutrol) April 10, 2019
Ivy was loved by many and below are birthday wishes from Kenyans:
Alex Mwai Very painful
Geoffrey Osoro #HappyBirthdayIvy
Dance with the Angels.
Deelaboso My heart aches for #IvyWangechi 💔 We’ve lost a beautiful, intelligent, hardworking lady😪 None of the allegations surrounding her demise are true! It’s unfortunate that all those boldly peddling these rumors never once interacted with her.
Muthoni Every month we mourn another woman killed by a man who felt entitled to her. The reaction of the men defending the killers just tells us they would take the same action, they have told us who they are. Killing women is now a debate being normalized & justified. RIP #IvyWangechi
Sharon Shwaty @Nutrol The world needs more people like you… Thank you for standing out for your friend. May her soul RIP
John Njenga Made in Woman Mama when you meet Ivy Wangeci in heaven, hold her in your arms for me. Tell her good men are lost for words. Tell her that men who proudly wear the label ‘Made in Woman’ stare in silence at the stars tonight. Our tears taste bitter. #RIPIVY #Justiceforivy
Mish Ivy was loved dearly.Everyone I know has an IVY STORY💞.She was charming,always smiling and would never hurt anyone intentionally.We had dinner plans for tonight,I’m so angry!Happy birthday Tesh❤️ #RIPIVY
Sharonrose Semeita So sad. May her soul rest in eternal peace. That psycho man should rot in jail