A Kenyan student based in Finland shared some recent conversations with the deceased student.
The late Rodgers Kipruto became depressed and tried to return to Kenya but was thwarted by many friends, the student studying at Lauria University of Applied Sciences said.
This week, it was announced that Mr. Kipruto, who attended Lauria University for a nursing degree program, had committed suicide there.
The student explained that the deceased initially entertained the idea of returning to Kenya in June 2023. His decision was reached due to the difficult times and challenges he was facing in Finland.
A chat shared by a student in Finland shows that the deceased planned to go home.
“This is about Lauria…. my shoja told me I need to go back to Kenya,” a WhatsAPP chat dated February 23, 2023 reads in part.
Another student replies, “Take your time and make up your own mind and don’t involve people,”
In another conversation, the deceased inquired about the cost of a flight and wanted to know when they could book a flight.
“Sasa (hello) did you manage to make an easy (sic) reservation?” Shows a conversation watched by Nairobi News.
“We’ve been through a lot… Rodgers has been depressed and sick since October last year (2022), we had to go back to Kenya with him early this year, but his friends convinced him and he canceled the trip… But the depression is real there, and I thank you.” God that I have parents who are so understanding and supportive, maybe I’ll be the victim now,” he said.
the deceased He was One to 202 Uasin Jishu boycott students from He was by air to Finland like part to a controversial Stady program an agreement between the boycott Government And three international Faculties – Graduate, jivaskylla, And Tampere universities. despite of they king I continued they studies since two weeks since, a student I noticed that the The majority of to the the pupils Believes the boycott Government king taken feature to they.
“Life here is hell, I wish the province would tell us the truth, we quit good paying permanent and subject to retirement (PnP) jobs in Kenya believing we would train as professional nurses in Finland as promised by the province.
“We were also told that we would complete our degree course in 1 year, only to be shocked when we were told the course would take 2 1/2 years, the county paid fees for only the first term and 4 months accommodation, however we paid fees for the whole year and 6 months accommodation, said another student.