Kenyan University student found dead in US Campus

The Late Eric Kangethe | PHOTO COURTESY

BY FAITH MUTETE – The body of a Kenyan student has been found dead at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Wednesday night.

The student was identified as Erick Kangethe and he was found lying at McGuirk Alumni Stadium and the cause of his death has not yet been known but investigations are underway.

Kang’Ethe spent time volunteering with Worcester-based organization Cultural Exchange through Soccer. He was involved in the organization’s youth team, Worcester World Cup and received a scholarship from Cultural Exchange through Soccer this year.

“We extend our sincere condolences to Erick’s family and friends,” David C. Vaillancourt, associate vice chancellor and interim dean of students for UMass, said in a statement to the campus community.

Erick was studying computer Engineering and also hoped to pursue a masters in Security Engineering.