Man who jumped into State House wanted experience
09 March 2016, 22:29
Nairobi - A man who jumped two fences and sneaked into State House three days ago says he only wanted to take a look around.
The Star reports that William Ngene provoked laughter in court with his explanation on Wednesday before Nairobi chief magistrate Daniel Ogemba.
“Your honour, I have never been to State House. I only see it on pictures and TV. I have seen all beautiful buildings in the city... I was curious," Ngene said.
The court heard that the accused left his mkokoteni (handcart) at Uhuru Park, passed through Central Park and headed to the heavily guarded location.
He jumped over two fences upon arriving and assessing the area to make sure no one could see him.
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According to Capital News, Ngene then walked around admiring the surroundings but his visit was cut short by General Service Unit police officers who were on patrol.
He could not explain why he was at the premises and was handed over to the Anti-Terror Police Unit.
Ogemba asked Ngene if he “satisfied his curiosity after seeing the famous house".
The accused said: "Your honour, I am just an mkokoteni boy. I thought it was a good idea to see State House. I did not have bad intentions."
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