State House intruder tells court he wanted ‘first-hand’ experience

March 9, 2016 4:43 pm
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William Njuguna told Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo that he has only been seeing the house on the hill on television and newspapers and wanted to "see it with my own eyes"/FILE
William Njuguna told Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo that he has only been seeing the house on the hill on television and newspapers and wanted to “see it with my own eyes”/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – A middle- aged man Wednesday stunned a Nairobi Court when he admitted to unlawfully gaining entry into State House Nairobi ‘just to see it.’

William Njuguna told Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo that he has only been seeing the house on the hill on television and newspapers and wanted to “see it with my own eyes”.

“I wanted to see State House with my own eyes because I only get to see it on newspapers and television which made me curious,” he explained.

The court burst into laughter after magistrate Ogembo asked him whether he had satisfied his curiosity after seeing the famous house.

Njuguna said he was satisfied although police officers arrested him before he could have a good peek at it.

Now, Njuguna will spend 10 days in custody to give probation officers time to prepare a report on him and adduce it in court before the court sentences him.

The court heard that on March 6, the 29-year-old man left Uhuru Park, passed by Central Park and later went to State House.

Upon reaching the area and assessing the environment, he jumped two fences at State House and started walking around the area when he was picked up by GSU officers.

The city resident was charged after he failed to give satisfactory answers upon arrest.

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