Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president

Jul 30, 2017, 00:39
Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president

More police officers have been deployed to Deputy President William Ruto's Sugoi home in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu following a morning attack that left one police officer seriously injured after he was shot by armed assailants.

Gunfire has continued at the house, which is surrounded by police.

A police officer guarding the residence was wounded, KTN News reported, while NTV News said gunshots could still be heard from the scene.

Recce squad officers arriving at Deputy President William Ruto's home in Sugoi, Turbo constituency, which is under attack; on July 29, 2017.

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

Ruto is the running mate of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second and final term in office in the august 8 elections.

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

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

"It sends shivers in the country given that DP's home is among the well-guarded and that a gunman can have courage to attack baffles".

Mr Ruto was not at home at the time.

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