A 21-year old university student who went missing together with her boyfriend during a hiking expedition on Mt Kenya close to a year ago has been found dead.

The body of Yvonne Mwendwa was found inside Mt. Kenya forest by game warders on Friday ending an 11 month search. The mother of the girl, Ms Jadrine Mwaendwa confirmed the discovery after being contacted by the authorities.

The Kirinyaga University student disappeared together with her boyfriend, Dennis Karimi, a 22- year old musician while they were hiking Mt Kenya on September 30, 2016.

Only one body was found as the whereabouts of Mr Karimi remain unknown.

The cause of the death however still remains unknown as further study of the body is still required to reveal what transpired.

An extensive search was initiated leading to the discovery of a suicide note in a hostel that the two reportedly shared.

The note would become a contentious lead into the investigation of the disappearance with the deceased’s mother disputing that her daughter was the author of the note despite it bearing her name. Her friends also denied that she wrote the note saying the handwriting was not Yvonne’s.

According to friends and relatives of the two, the couple had left to hike Mt. Kenya but never returned.

The search for Dennis Karimi is still ongoing.

Courtesy of Nairobi News