– Erick was studying computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus in the United States (US)
– The student was found dead by campus police officers on the night of Wednesday, October 30
– The Kenyan was born in Nairobi but relocated with his family to the United States where he continued with his high school and later campus education
– The cause of his death is yet to be established
A Kenyan student who was studying computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus in the United States (US) has been found dead.
The lifeless body of Erick Kang’ethe was discovered on the night of Wednesday, October 30, by police officers with the vicinity of McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Massachusetts.
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The campus dean of students who confirmed the death of the Kenyan student extended the message of condolences to family and friends for the loss.
“We extend our sincere condolences to Erick’s family and friends,” David C. Vaillancourt, associate vice chancellor and interim dean of students said as quoted by Mass Live
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Circumstances under which he was killed are yet to be unravelled and police officers have launched an investigation into the matter.
Erick was born in Nairobi but later moved to the US after his family relocated.
He attended his high school education at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester before joining Massachusetts University to further his studies in computer engineering.
Other than his love for education, Erick spent time offering voluntary services at Worcester-based organisation that dealt with the promotion of diverse cultures and sports.
He was involved in the organisation’s youth team, Worcester World Cup, and received a scholarship from Cultural Exchange through Soccer.
His family reported him missing on Sunday, October 27, after failing to keep in touch the whole day.
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