A Kenyan university student sustained bullet wounds after heavily armed police shot at him as he attempted to gain entry of State House Nairobi.
The man, identified as Brian Kibet, is a fifth-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Nairobi.
According to media reports, Kibet was shot after scaling Gate B of the presidential palace.
However, the highly trained General Service Unit security officers shot him after spotting him as he approached the official residence of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, 10 June 2019.
It is unclear whether the president was inside the State House.
According to witnesses, Kibet had brandished a knife.
Kibet sustained injuries on the left shoulder and has been admitted to the Kenyatta hospital in Nairobi.
On Monday, 10 June 2019, Kibet had posted a chilling message on Facebook promising he would kill President Uhuru Kenyatta, accusing him of corruption.
“Let my messages reach everyone. I am going to slay Thief President Uhuru Kenyatta,” read part of the post.
“Investigations are ongoing to establish the motive of the trespass and appropriate action will be taken upon conclusion,” said State House spokesperson, Kanze Dena.