A sister of the varsity student shot after trespassing to the State House in Nairobi has revealed that her brother had blocked her on social media days to the incident.
Brian Kibet, a fifth-year mechanical engineering student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), was on Monday shot after he scaled a perimeter wall and jumped into President Uhuru Kenyatta's official residence.
The 25-year-old, who was armed with a knife, reportedly refused to surrender promoting security personnel in the compound to fire at him.
A few days to the incident, his sister, Vivian Bera says, had noticed everything was not okay with him and had tried to reach out at him.
This is after Kibet took to his Facebook account where he made disturbing posts, some of which he threatened to 'slay' President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He accused Uhuru and his 'thief partners' of stealing the land which God gave his forefathers. He vowed to stage a 'spiritual war' against them.
“Anyone who touches me is partner to thief President Uhuru Kenyatta. All partners of a thief must die by the sword,” reads Kibets post dated June 8, 2019.
His Facebook account, however, was deactivated on Tuesday afternoon for reasons which were not made public.
Speaking to the Standard, Vivian said his brother fiercely defended his posts and went to the extent of blocking people he felt were 'misunderstanding' him.
“After blocking me, he never picked my calls. This was after I started questioning why he was making alarming posts,” she said.
Vivian, a student at a University in Eldoret, defended her brother, arguing even though he sneaked into the State House armed with a knife, he was not a criminal.
She said Kibet was mentally ill and was in need of urgent medical attention.
“He requires psychiatric treatment,” Vivian noted.