Medical Examiner Says Kenyan Student at Stanford University Died of Suicide


Norah Borus Chelagat, a computer science student at Stanford University who ran a coding camp for youth in her native Kenya committed suicide according to the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Stanford undergrad was found dead in campus student housing on Friday (June 14).

Norah, 24, was enrolled in Stanford’s co-terminal degree program, which allows students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the same time. She majored in computer science and was interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to a statement from Stanford.

As a fellow for the Haas Center for Public Service’s Alexander Tung Memorial Fellowship, Norah ran a nine-week coding camp with 20 participants in Nairobi, according to Stanford. She was also active with Stanford’s African Studies Center, and was a vocalist.