In Summary
  • Police have launched a manhunt for three men suspected to have broken into different female hostels.
  • The victim's neighbours said they did not hear any commotion.
  • They said they only came to learn of the incident after the suspects had escaped.

Fear has gripped students at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru after one student was raped and property stolen from hostels.

Police have launched a manhunt for three men suspected to have broken into different female hostels raped a 21-year-old first year student and stole goods from others during the wee hours of Monday morning.

Nakuru Central Police Boss Hellen Kabukuru said officers had swung into action to bring to book the suspects, some of whom are alleged to be students at the institution.

ARMED ATTACKERS

“The student is currently recuperating at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital after she was sexually abused by three men who were armed with a machete at around 3am in her room. Investigations are underway to bring the criminals to book,” said Ms Kabukuru.

The student’s neighbours said she was alone in her room and had gone to bed early Sunday evening after doing her revision ahead of her end of year exams that were to start on Monday.

They, however, said they did not hear any commotion and only came to learn of the incident after the suspects had escaped.

“We ran into the room after she made a distress call only to find her lying helplessly on the bed with her hands tied from the back. She told us that she had been raped by three people who had threatened to kill her if she raised the alarm,” said a student at the college.

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