A body of a third year female student from the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology has been found dumped a few meters from her rental house in Kefinco area in the outskirts of Kakamega town.
Residents and fellow students suspect the victim was defiled before she was hit with a blunt object by her attackers.
Police have launched investigations into the matter.
The body was found at Kefinco area near the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
Students and residents starred in utter shock and disbelief at the lifeless body of a third year student said to have met her untimely death a few hours before dawn.
The locals faulted the county government for not taking the security of the locals and students in the area seriously after street lights that have been reported as dysfunctional are yet to be repaired.
Others were however of the opinion that the deceased might have been killed by a fellow student.
As the lifeless body of the student was ferried to a waiting police vehicle, it is the hope of the locals and students that the investigations will bear fruit and those behind the gruesome act be brought to book.