University student shot after State House trespass

Brian Kibet BeraState house Nairobi

A university student was on Monday evening shot and injured when he tried to gain unlawful access to state house Nairobi.

Brian Kibet Bera 25, was shot by security officers after he jumped over the fence and brandished a knife when he was asked to surrender.

The Fifth-year Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on the left shoulder by GSU officers after he accessed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official residence.

According to police, he was shot after he wielded a knife when the GSU officers ordered him to surrender.

It is not clear if the President was within State House precincts at the time of the incident.

Police sources said climbed over Gate B and started walking towards the main residence when the General Service Unit officers on duty noticed him.

After he was subdued, police said they recovered the knife and his identification documents that showed he is a student.

Kibet made true his threats which he shared on his Facebook timeline on Sunday evening.

“Tomorrow I attack State House,” read part of his posts on Sunday. Kibet comes from Mt Elgon and his Facebook posts indicate he is fighting for what he terms as land injustice in the area.

He was taken to hospital where he is admitted in stable condition. State House said the issue is under police investigation.

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