Brian Bera: Man who intruded State House with aim of stabbing President Uhuru now wants to visit him

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 16 Jul, 2021 12:24 | 2 mins read

An intruder who stormed State House two years ago and was shot by guards, now says he would want to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking to K24 Digital, Brian Bera who was wounded after guards shot at him in 2019 said he believes he is a voice of reason and would want to share with the Head of State.

On June 10, 2019, Bera a fifth-year Mechanical Engineering student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) was shot and badly wounded when he invaded State House.

The invasion took place just a day after he posted on Facebook announcing that he would head to State House and stab President Kenyatta.

He says that the officers who wounded him would have easily ended his life but they never did so.

“During the shoot-out, I came face to face with three officers who all cocked their guns but two of them who were armed with AK47 withdrew and the one who held a pistol shot at me. I would really like to have a meeting with them and show my appreciation since I am still alive today,” Bera said.

The bullet went through his left side of the arm and exited in the midst of his back leaving a large wound.

“It is really amazing that none of my bones was broken. The wound actually healed really quick just months after I was shot,” he said.

Bera who now lives in John Power, Transzoia County told K24 Digital that he has been making new friends in his newly found home and will take a different approach in life as he works round the clock to rebuild himself.

He said that he was the one who suggested to his parents that they could instead link him up with a student counsellor or a psychiatrist so that he could be advised on several aspects of facing life which was really becoming hard for him to withstand.

This is even evident on his official Facebook account which was seen by this reporter where he talks about the challenges he has been facing in life.

Bera who scored 405 marks in KCPE and straight As in KCSE said that a few months before he stormed State House, he found himself destroying his academic certificates.

“All the mathematics contests that I participated in while in Secondary school I was given a certificate which I destroyed together with my primary school certificate. I was lucky that my KCSE certificate is still intact since I am yet to collect it from Nairobi School,” he said.

Asked why he had not picked his certificate from school, Bera said that students had been challenged to write their own leaving certificates which he failed to.

Bera further said he had started an initiative and now wants to ensure that lack of jobs is something of the past in the country.