Kenya: Intruder Killed at VP’s Home After 18-Hour Siege

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s police chief says an intruder killed a police guard at the home of the deputy president and armed himself with a rifle before he was shot dead more than 18 hours later.

Police Chief Joseph Boinnet said the man kept police special forces engaged overnight at Deputy President William Ruto home on the outskirts of Eldoret, a town 194 miles (312 kilometers) northwest of Nairobi.

Capital FM Radio reports that the unknown gunmen entered the residence around noon Saturday, moments after Ruto had left to campaign with the president for re-election. Analysts have been worried that violence will accompany Kenya’s Aug. 8 election. The Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab recently threatened to disrupt the vote.


Current situation at DP Ruto’s Sugoi home (PHOTOS) By Waweru Titus |

Updated Sun, July 30th 2017 at 09:07 GMT

The attack that is still happening at Deputy President William Ruto’s Sugoi home has raised eyebrows as no clear information has been relayed by the relevant authorities to explain the details of the incident.

Security officers have been deployed to control the situation. (Photo: Courtesy)

Media and members of the public have been barred from the scene and kept at least 500m away. (Photo: Courtesy) One GSU officer has been shot. (Photo: Courtesy)

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In one of the most brazen security breaches in the country’s history, the Deputy President William Ruto’s Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu County was attacked by armed men and placed under siege for hours.

There were conflicting reports that three attackers were subdued and killed after a six-hour gun-fight, but another source from the DP’s office later said an elite paramilitary police was waiting for nightfall to flush out the attackers.

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Kenya’s national police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet

But a statement released by Inspector General Joseph Boinnet at 8.45pm yesterday said a lone man attacked a police officer with a machete before he hid in a building under construction at the gate.

“Specialised forces have been mobilised to deal with the intruder,” said Mr Boinnet

The motive of the attack is still unknown but the gunmen, who according to eye witnesses numbered four, gained access into the DP’s residence at about 11am about 30 minutes after he had left for a campaign rally in the neighbouring Trans-Nzoia County.

There were conflicting reports on the number of attackers earlier in the day as witnesses said they saw three men but it la ter emerged they were four, before the IG said there was only one gunman.


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