Security operation at Ruto's Sugoi home to last overnight

Deputy President William Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto

The home is surrounded by police as an operation to flush out the gunmen, who were said to be in the compound, continues.

According to the KTN News broadcaster, the Kenyan official left the residence situated at the administrative area of Sugoi just a few minutes before the incident.

Security forces are trying to establish if there are still attackers in the deputy president's "expansive" home near the town of Eldoret, some 312 kilometres northwest of the capital Nairobi, a senior police officer said.

"Other officers were quickly mobilised, and the intruder was forced to hide at a building that is still under construction next to the gate", Boinnet said.

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

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The motive of the attack is still unclear.

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

A police officer arrives at Sugoi, the home of DP Ruto that is under attack.

None of the DP's family member was at the residence during the attack.

By the time of publishing this article, neither Ruto nor State House had commented on the attack.

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