A man armed with machete was behind an attack on the home of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto in the western town of Eldoret, in which a guard was injured, police said on Saturday.
“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.
Local television stations reported earlier that gunmen were behind the attack on the home of William Ruto.
“Other officers were quickly mobilised and the intruder was force to hide at a building that is still under construction next to the gate,” Boinnet said.
“The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in a stable condition.”
Specialist officers have been deployed to deal with the intruder.
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NTV – 3 gunmen
Citizen – 4 gunmen
K24 – unknown gunmen
Boinnet/Police – 1 attacker with a machete
Media sensationalized the alleged attack. pic.twitter.com/YgotXIjzep
— Benard Aloo (@AlooBenardo) July 29, 2017
– By REUTERS