A first-year student at Egerton University’s Njoro Campus has died after a night-long drinking spree.

The incident has been confirmed by Njoro Sub-County Police Commander Muganda Kisaka who stated the student’s body was discovered in his room.

"It's true one of the students has been found dead in his room in one of the hostels. We are still piercing up details to establish the cause of the death," said Mr Kisaka.

However, Mr. Kisaka said that initial investigations indicated that the student was drunk before his death.

"This is sad; the student has escaped death [from] Covid-19 and has now been killed by over drinking," said a university official at the scene.

A student at the scene told reports that the first-year student had joined his colleague for a night out drinking spree at Njokerio trading centre near the campus on Saturday night.

It is believed the student might have consumed illicit liquor sold at the said trading center.

Students who were taking photos at the scene as the body was been taken to a police vehicle had their mobile phones confiscated by some officials from the university.

The affected room has since been sealed off with affected students being relocated.