Norah Borus Chelagat, a 24-year-old Kenyan student who was found dead in her university room in California earlier this month will be buried on Saturday.
The lifeless body of Ms. Borus was found in her on-campus room at Stanford University in California on Friday, June 14th.
Her family was allowed to airlift her remains to Kenya last weekend following a postmortem examination by Clara County Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner. The cause of her death is yet to be made public.
A requiem mass for Ms. Norah was held on Thursday at the Africa Inland Church (AIC) in Lang’ata, Nairobi.
Speaking during the service, her father Dr. Peter Borus said he found an open Bible when he entered Norah's room at Stanford University.
“And I believe Norah was praying,” said Mr. Borus, who traveled to the US following her death.
Norah joined Stanford in 2014 to study Computer Science.
She was ranked as the top student in the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination and fourth nationally.
Norah will be laid to rest at her family’s rural home in Uasin Gishu County on Saturday.