Queries as student gang-raped inside Nakuru KITI hostel
By Roy Lumbe and Eric Juma
Panic has gripped Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru after a student was gang-raped by unknown people inside the college hostel on Sunday night.
The first-year beauty student, who is admitted to the Nakuru Level Five Hospital, is said to have been accosted by three men at around 3am at her hostel room.
It is said the men, armed with knives, broke into the girls’ hostel, headed to the room where she was sleeping all alone, threatened to kill and sexually assaulted her.
A source at the university claimed the assailants threatened to stab the victim if she dared raise the alarm or report the matter to the university security personnel. “The victim was tied on the bed,” she said.
The incident raises questions on the public institution’s security and the motive of the assault. It is also suspected the suspects knew the victim and seemed to know she was alone in the room that night.
The girl’s father blamed the management for security lapse in the school, calling on investigating agencies to do a thorough job.
The school management said they reported the matter to police.
Nakuru Town East Police boss Ellena Kabukuru said they have launched investigations on the matter.
Meanwhile, a 36-year-old woman and her son have been locked up at Ukwala Police Station after they allegedly hacked a neighbour to death at Siwar A village in Ugenya.
Rose Adhiambo and her son William Okoth,18, were arrested after they allegedly killed a 37-year-old neighbour identified as John Otieno.
Yenga assistant chief Ooko Osiago said Otieno had allegedly threatened to kill Adhiambo last week.
The body was moved to Ukwala Sub-county Hospital Mortuary.
Elsewhere, a 32-year-old man, identified as Boniface Onyango Olela, who disappeared after allegedly strangling his infant son at Nyadhi village in Alego/Usonga several days ago has been found dead at Ambira Sub-county Hospital Mortuary in Ugunja.