College student tied to her hostel bed, gang-raped by knife-wielding thugs

By Eliud Mwangi On Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 17:49 | < 1 min read
Three men broke into a girls' hostel on November 3, 2019, tied a student to her bed and gang-raped her. PHOTO | COURTESY

Panic has gripped Kenya Industrial Training Institute in Nakuru after a female student was allegedly gang-raped on Sunday night. 

The first-year student, who is currently admitted to Nakuru Level Five Hospital is said to have been accosted by three men at about 3 am in her on-campus hostel room.

Students told K24 Digital that three men, armed with knives, broke into the girls’ hostel and went straight to the victim’s room where they tied the student to her bed.

It is alleged that the attackers knew her by name, with eyewitnesses claiming that they also knew she would be alone in her cubicle on Sunday.

“The attackers knew the victim by name even where she slept and that she was alone in the room, however, she has been out of the school compound since Friday and only arrived at the hostel Sunday evening,” a close friend narrated. 

The victim’s father blamed the school management for security lapses.

 He said he was informed of the incident via phone by the hostel matron on Monday morning.

The school management acknowledged the incident and said they had reported to the police for further action.

Confirming the incident, Nakuru Town East Police Commander Ellena Kabukuru said police have launched investigations, assuring students and parents the culprits will be caught and charged.  

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