Body of missing TUM student found in mortuary


The body of a Technical University of Mombasa, who went missing since Saturday, was found on Thursday at the Coast General Hospital mortuary.

Timothy Mwirigi, a First Year Civil Engineering student is said to have left the hostel at 8.30pm on Saturday and never returned.

When Mwirigi failed to show up the following day, his friends started a search before informing the university’s security department of his disappearance.

TUM Dean of Students Joel Owino reported the matter to Makupa Police Station on January 21, 2020.

“Our search in hospitals around the school but were unsuccessful until we reached at Coast General Hospital Mortuary where we found his body,” said Mr Owino.

Police reports say an unidentified body was first seen on Tuesday night on the shores of Indian Ocean around Tamarind Restaurant then taken to Coast General Hospital Mortuary on Wednesday.

Mwirigi’s body had decomposed an indication that it had stayed in salty water for some time.