moloA suspected sex offender is in police custody after he raped a Form Four candidate as she made her way to school on Thursday morning in Molo, Nakuru county.

The student from Molo Secondary School was in the company of two female colleagues when the incident occurred.

According to Molo OCPD Mr. Daniel Makenzi, the incident occurred at around 4:30am as the candidates were headed to school for the morning preparations ahead of Thursday’s English exam.

The girls were waylaid by a gang of three men who dragged the victim to a nearby bush and gang raped her.

The two other candidates managed to escape.

After the vile act, the girl walked to the local police station where she reported the matter.

The suspect was arrested by members of the public who found him in the act.

“The suspect who was in the company of two others gang-raped the school girl but in the process, members of the public managed to arrest him and brought him to the police station,” said the OCPD.

The other suspects escaped and remain at large.

The student was taken to Molo sub- county hospital for treatment and counseling.

Molo secondary school principal Robert Mwangi said the student was treated and managed to get to the exam room in time.

“The police (officers) handled it professionally and made the student feel safe enough to come to class,” said Mr. Mwangi.

“The student was back in class at around 8am where she sat for her paper with the other students”, he added as quoted by Nairobi News.