Kenyan Deputy President attacked by gunmen

Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta William Ruto
Kenya Gunman police officer killed in attack on deputy president William Ruto's home
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30 July, 2017

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday raided Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto's rural home in Eldoret city of Kenya after shooting a police officer guarding the home.

Heavy roadblocks have been erected on all roads leading to DP William Ruto's Sugoi home where a security operation was expected to last overnight following an attack early Saturday.

Reports indicate the incident happened after the Deputy President left for Kitale where he will be holding a political rally.

"We could still hear more gunshots in the compound and a police helicopter hovers over the home".

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Rift Valley regional coordinator Wanyama Musiambo and Uasin Gishu county commissioner Abdi Hassan are among security chiefs at the scene.

"The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in a stable condition", Boinnet said, adding that Ruto's house was secure.

Officials from Ruto's office were not available for immediate comment. "Specialist officers have been sent to deal with the intruder", Boinett said in a statement. Members of the public were barred from accessing the heavily guarded home.

The motive of the attack was unclear.


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