A Kenyan man hacked to death a medicine student at a local Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret in broad daylight on Tuesday.
The Moi University School of Medicine student was doing her practicals at the hospital when she was attacked near the Accident and Emergency wing.
According to NairobiNews, Witnesses said the man hit the woman with an axe on the head then slit her neck with a sword. He then began hacking her head with the axe again.
The man is said to have entered the premises with the two weapons concealed in a sack.
After committing the gruesome murder, the man tried to flee.
But members of the public caught up with him and almost lynched before police officers rushed to the scene and rescued him.
He has been admitted to the same hospital, although his identity is yet to be revealed.
The motive of the macabre attack is yet to be known.
Police cordoned off the murder scene as hundreds of people milled around the area.