Police shoot a man armed with knife inside state house

by GW Reporter

A knife-wielding man was on Monday evening shot by police officers manning State House Nairobi as he attempted to force his way into the residence and offices of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kibet Bera, a fifth year mechanical engineering student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat), was shot on his left shoulder and is admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Kibet who had earlier ranted on his Facebook page how he planned to storm the most secured resiudence in the country made good his threat when he scaled State House Gate B at 4pm.

“He was shot at, basically to immobilise him. The hands were the target but somehow he was shot in the shoulder. But he is in a good condition. He is admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital and is out of danger,” a senior police officer said.

The incident was confirmed by State House noting the 25-year old student was booked at Kileleshwa Police Station before being taken to hospital.

“We take this opportunity to remind the public that State House is a designated protected area under the Protected Areas Act. For that reason no person is allowed access to the premise without the permission of the prescribed authority,” Ms Kanze Dena-Mararo, the State House spokesperson said in a statement.

The student had on Sunday made a series posts on his Facebook page, threatening that he would raid State House the next day.

“Tomorrow I attack Statehouse. God has sent me to execute judgement,” read his post.

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