Kenyan police says man with machete attacked deputy president's home

Jerome Frank
July 30, 2017

Armed attackers raided Deputy President William Ruto's home in Sugoi on 29 July.

The media and public have been barred to about 500metres from the home and Rift Valley Regional Coordinator and Uasin Gishu County Commander are on scene.

Intermittent gunfire could still be heard at the home where more than eight Recce squad officers were leading the security operation.

TUKO.co.ke can now confirm that heavy exchange of fire is being experienced at the home as the police force their way into the house where the gangsters are hiding.

The number of attackers, who are said to be armed, was reported as two but their mission remains unclear.

The intruder was later forced to hide at a building under construction after reinforcement was called, added the IG.

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Police and officials from Ruto's office were not available for immediate comment.

"The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in stable condition".

Around 1pm: The attacker ambushes a GSU guard manning the gate.

None of the DP's family member was at the residence during the attack.

Mr Ruto was not at home at the time.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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