Students of Moi University on Sunday condemned an incident where a security guard at the campus is accused of raping a first year student.

The incident is said to have taken place on Friday night and was reported on Sunday morning.

The accused guard was arrested and detained at Kesess Police Post while the victim was taken to one of the hospitals in Eldoret town for treatment.

While confirming the incident, Eldoret South OCPD Abduba Waqo said the suspect will be arraigned in court on Monday to face charges of rape.

Led by their leader Mr Towett Ng’etich, the students condemned the incident, warning that cases of sexual abuse against female students were on the rise at the institution.

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According to Mr Towett, the accused sought sexual favours from the student so as not to report her to the management for coming back to college past midnight, contrary to the campus regulations.

Following the incident, student leaders issued a 24-hour notice to the university administration to address the issue, failure to which the threatened to deal with security personnel at the campus.

In 2015, a female student at the same campus was raped and killed within Moi university.