A 25-year-old Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology student who was shot and injured at State House seems to be on a serious mission of his Facebook posts is anything to go by.
Brian Kibet alias Bera, a fifth year Mechanical Engineering student, in a series of posts on Sunday, he had announced that he doesn't fear death, adding that he is fighting a spiritual war.
“Tomorrow I attack Statehouse. God has sent me to execute judgement,” read his post on Sunday hours to his State House intrusion.
Earlier, he had posted to say that he would not “allow myself to be captured”. He had also written that “those who fear death are not supposed to go with us into this spiritual war“
GSU officers manning State House shot him on Monday evening before rushing him to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment. He's said to be in a stable condition.
Kilimani Sub County Police Commander Michael Muchiri told the Nation on Tuesday that the student will have a mental assessment done on his to ascertain his state of health.
The worrying bit is his state of mind, and the question of whether it is terror related. Especially at this time, when someone tries to jump over the State House gate, people can infer a lot of things about that. But I think we are very much concerned about his state of mind. We don’t think that’s a normal act,” said the police boss.
Mr Muchiri added: “As soon as he is in a better condition, we will present him before a magistrate, and I’m sure the next thing that will come out is his mental assessment and anything else that could tell us what this person is, and whether he’s had any history, what kind of a person he’s been and all that.”
Kibet had also issued inciting statements against President Uhuru Kenyatta and a number of communities in Kenya. State House spokesperson Kanze Dena confirmed also the incident on Tuesday.