Kilimani police officers have dismissed prior reports that the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student, Brian Kibet Bera is missing
The Kilimani OCPD Michael Muchiri said the university student who was shot while trespassing to State House, Nairobi, has not escaped from the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)
A report by the Daily Nation indicated, the police boss said the other suspect who escaped bears a similar name of the student.
“We are still holding Bera Kibet. He has recuperated and we are preparing to charge him,” Muchiri was quoted.
This follows prior reports that the student who was undergoing treatment at KNH had escaped from the health facility.
Chief magistrate Francis Andayi on Tuesday, June 25, directed the OCPD to investigate the incident and file a report on July 3, 2019.
Kibet, a Mechanical Engineering student at JKUAT, was being treated at KNH since the June 15, 2019 incident but authorities had claimed they could not trace his whereabouts.
The KNH acting Chief Executive Officer Evans Kamuri and a policeman attached to KNH Joseph Asugo on Tuesday, June 25, clashed in court on whereabouts of the suspect.
“Your honour, the hospital has locked in the suspect because of the bill he has accrued. The hospital is shifting him from one bed to another in a bid to hide him from us,” said Asugo.
Asugo further claimed that there are private rooms in the hospital which are out of bounds from anyone apart from doctors and those under instructions from medics.
“Your honour, the suspect was guarded by a policeman who on June 15, 2019, reported that the suspect was escorted to unknown place by the hospital,” Asugo said.
When asked by the Milimani Chief Magistrate, Francis Andayi, how he learnt about the escape, Asugo told the court that a policeman who was guarding Kibet made the report.
Kamuri however dismissed him claiming the health facility does not have any other holding facilities apart from the wards as alleged by this policeman.
“Professionally, this policeman is suffering from delusions of grandeur,” Kamuri said.