Kenyan police have shot and wounded a fifth year student of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology brandishing a knife after he climbed into the grounds of state house in the capital, Nairobi, a police report says.
Nairobi news identified the man as Brian Kibet Bera, a 25-year-old Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering student.
He got access to State House by climbing over “Gate Bravo “when he was spotted by security officers.
He pulled out the knife after being challenged by officers at the gate where he climbed over. He was then shot and wounded on the left shoulder, the police report adds.
He was arrested and booked at Kileleshwa Police Station. He is currently at Kenyatta National Hospital receiving treatment.
Incidents of attempted intrusion to State House have been common lately. Last year, William Ngene was caught at trespassing the president’s residence.
In court, he said he only wanted to see where the president lives.
“I wanted to see State House with my own eyes because I only get to see it on newspapers and television which made me curious,” William told the court.
He had scaled two fences and started loitering the presidential residence before he was apprehended.