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EXCLUSIVE: State House trespasser found dead

A man who was recently arrested and charged in court for trespassing into State House has been found dead.

The body of William Ngene Njuguna, 29, was found at Uhuru Park’s main dais on April 7, Mutuini chief George Mukuria confirmed to Nairobi News on Wednesday.

“His body was taken to City Mortuary from where fingers prints were taken and it was established that he is a resident of Mutuini. With the help of area MCA Martin Karanja we managed to locate and inform his immediate family,” said Mukuria.

According to the chief, Njuguna’s family have asked for a postmortem to be conducted on Wednesday so as to ascertain the cause of his death.

Mr Njuguna stole headlines last month when he pleaded guilty before Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo of accessing State House, Nairobi, without permission.

The shabbily dressed boy with unkempt hair had told the court: ” I wanted to see State House with my own eyes, how it looked like, since I only saw it in the newspapers and TV. I was curious.”

And after sending the packed court into fits of laughter, Magistrate Ogembo had asked Njuguna whether he had satisfied his curiosity after seeing the famous building.

Earlier during the hearing, Prosecution had explained to court that on March 6, Mr Njuguna left Uhuru Park passing by the Central Park and later went to State House, Nairobi, some two kilometres away.

Upon reaching his destination and assessing the environment, he jumped two fences to get into State House and started walking around before being spotted by the General Service Unit officers who handed him to the Anti- Terrorism Police.

He later disclosed in court that he is a “hustler” and pulls mkokoteni (cart) in town to earn his living.