Gunmen attack Kenyan Deputy President Ruto's residence

Kristopher Drake
July 30, 2017

Unidentified gunmen have attacked the rural home of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto's home near the western city of Eldoret, reports say.

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

A police officer guarding the residence was injured in the attack, which comes ten days before a fiercely fought general election.

According to reporters on site, gunshots rented the air for the better part of Saturday (July 29) afternoon as police were reportedly battling the attackers.

- DP Ruto spent the night at the Sugoi home before leaving Saturday around 11am to accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta for a series of rallies.

The motive of the attack is still unclear.

The news outlet added that police had cordoned off the building.

Police and officials from Ruto's office were not available for immediate comment. "Specialist officers have been deployed to deal with the intruder". Members of the public were barred from accessing the heavily guarded home.

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