An autopsy report released last week revealed the cause of the death of Norah Borus Chelagat, a 24-year-old Kenyan student who was found dead inside her room at Stanford University in June this year.
The report released by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s Office showed Norah died by suicide from poisoning.
A video she recorded before her death has surfaced on social media. In the recording, Norah said she missed Kenya, the food and people noting that “there is a feeling you get while in Kenya.”
“Before Stanford, I had never gone out of Kenya. People are nice but I miss Kenya, the food, the people. There is a certain feeling you get while in Kenya’ like people are waiting for you. I want to get some experience here and use it when I go back to Kenya,” she said.
Norah was ranked as the top student in Nairobi County in the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam and fourth nationally.
She joined the California-based University in 2014 to study Computer Science. She was laid to rest at her father’s farm in Ray Farm, Moiben Constituency on June 29th.