Machete attack on home of Kenya’s Deputy President

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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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