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Police probe man found loitering outside State House

NAIROBI
By By CYRUS OMBATI | June 21st 2013

By CYRUS OMBATI

Nairobi, Kenya: Police are interrogating a middle-aged man who was found loitering at a farm near President Uhuru Kenyata’s private quarters and offices at State House, Nairobi.

Edward Njuguna was Wednesday arrested by the Kenya Wildlife Service warders manning the Nairobi Arboretum, which neighbours the president’s official residence.

 According to police officers, the intruder informed them that he intended to see where the president lives.

Police at the Kilimani police station spent the better part of Wednesday grilling the man to determine his motive of being at the park at the wee hours of Thursday morning. He was arrested at around 2.30am.

“We do not know his intentions but we are talking to him. He was arrested by KWS warders who run the park,” said a senior officer who asked not to be named.

 The park is usually closed at such an hour and part of the investigations was to know if Njuguna is mentally fit.  In September 2004, a foreigner was arrested loitering near the President’s private quarters at State House Nairobi. The then President, Mwai Kibaki, was having breakfast when the 22-year-old Australian exchange student was arrested only 50 metres away by a General Service Unit guard.

 He was later charged with trespass.

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