Police in Bungoma are looking for a gang that attacked three Kibabii University students on Friday night in two separate incidents.
In the first incident, police said a student was gang-raped by the attackers.
The student was returning to her hostel from a local pub with her boyfriend, who is a fellow student, when they were attacked.
Her boyfriend fled, leaving her at the mercy of the gang. Police said the five men attacked the girl with a panga and raped her in turns.
In the second incident, a student was attacked while she was on her way to her room.
The gang asked her to surrender her phone but she pretended to get the phone out and ran away.
Bungoma West Hospital CEC Jacob Wanyama said the three students were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning.
Two were treated and discharged while one was admitted. He said the rape victim will be transferred to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for further treatment.
Kibabii University Vice-Chancellor Ipara Odeo, who described the incident as unfortunate, urged the police to move with speed and arrest perpetrators of the crime.
He said the institution is surrounded by heavy police units and yet there were such incidents happening.
This is the second time in four months that a Kibabii University student has been raped off campus.
Another student was last year in November attacked and raped while on her way from night club with her colleagues.
Bungoma South police boss Wilson Nanga said police have opened investigations into the crime.
He asked residents to share information that may lead to the arrest of the gang with police.