State House fence jumper Brian Bera released on Ksh.100K personal bond


Brian Kibet Bera, who attempted to jump over State House fence, appears in court on ...
Brian Kibet Bera, who attempted to jump over State House fence, appears in court on July 3, 2019. PHOTO | DZUYA WALTER | CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • He is a 5th-year student at the Jomo Kenya University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Nairobi.
  •   On Wednesday when he appeared in court for the first time, the young Bera pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta for forgiveness.
  •   Bera's father had also narrated how his son had stopped taking his prescribed medication which according to him was the reason why he jumped into the State House.

Brian Bera, the university student who was shot and injured after he jumped over the State House fence has been freed on a personal bond of Ksh.100,000.

Though he appeared before Magistrate Francis Andayi on Thursday, Bera did not take plea.

The court set the date for plea taking as August 7, 2019 when his medical report will have been received from the Moi  Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH).

The magistrate released him on condition that his father will take good care of him in Eldoret where Bera will undergo treatment at MTRH.

He is a 5th-year student at the Jomo Kenya University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Nairobi.

On Wednesday when he appeared in court for the first time, the young Bera pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta for forgiveness.

Bera’s father had also narrated how his son had stopped taking his prescribed medication which according to him was the reason why he jumped into the State House.

The Prosecution also sought to have the suspect taken to Mathare Hospital for mental assessment before taking plea.

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