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Gunmen raid Kenyan deputy president's rural home

Gunmen raid Kenyan deputy president's rural home”

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

Rift Valley regional coordinator Wanyama Musiambo who is at the home declined to comment on the operation.

Recce Squad have now taken over the situation.

Unknown gunmen attacked the home of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto today, less than two weeks before the country votes in high-stakes polls, two security sources said.

The assailants seized a gun from a police officer and then shot him at the residence in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu county, the Nairobi-based newspaper said on its website, without saying where it got the information.

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Residents lineup along the road leading to DP William Ruto's Sugoi home as police vehicles arrive at the home on Saturday, July 29.

"In circumstances that are yet unclear, he hit an officer on duty. with a machete and managed to enter a farm complex", Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said in a statement.

Police have cordoned off the home as they suspect the attackers are within the compound.

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

Mr Ruto was not at home at the time.



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