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Gunman, police officer killed in attack on Kenya deputy president’s home

The attacker was armed with a machete

30 July 2017, 10:19am
Last updated on 30 July 2017, 10:59am
The house of William Samoei Ruto, deputy leader of Kenya, was attacked last Saturday
The house of William Samoei Ruto, deputy leader of Kenya, was attacked last Saturday
A gunman and a police officer were killed in an attack on Deputy President William Ruto’s residence in the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, a senior administrator said on Sunday.

The attacker was armed with a machete and had injured one police officer, the police said on Saturday

"From the exchange of fire we thought it was more than one attacker, because he used different firearms, but after we subdued him, we found only one man dead, plus our officer who he had killed," Wanyama Musiambo, Rift Valley Regional Coordinator, told reporters at the scene on Sunday.

Ruto and his family were not at home during the attack, police said on Saturday.  Ruto is the running mate of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second and final term in office in the August 8 elections.