University student arrested at State House for trespass

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NAIROBI, Kenya

Brian Kibet Bera, a 25-year-old Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student was arrested Monday at State House, Nairobi, for trespass.

The student, who climbed over one of the State House gates, was shot and wounded on the left shoulder by officers manning the gate after he drew a knife when he was challenged to stop.

The incident occurred at 4.05 pm and the suspect was booked at Kileleshwa Police Station vide Ob No. 39 before he was taken to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment.

Investigations are ongoing to establish the motive of the trespass and appropriate action will be taken upon conclusion.

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.