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Kenyan police: Man with machete attacks VP Ruto's home

Kenyan police: Man with machete attacks VP Ruto's home”

However, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said a GSU officer manning the gate to the DP's home was accosted by a lone machete wielding attacker.

A group of armed people attacked the residence of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto, who was not in the building at the moment of the attack, local media reported on Saturday.

Sources said a police in charge of the home's security was killed, adding that gunmen are Somalis and that they had pretended to be selling sheets.

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The incident happened a few minutes after Ruto left for a political rally in a neighbouring town.

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

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

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The incident comes some 10 days before Kenya's presidential, legislative and regional county representative elections on August 8.

The deputy president is the second most guarded government official in the country after the president and his home is usually under a 24-hour watch by the paramilitary police officers.

Ruto and Kenyatta spent Saturday campaigning in the counties of Kitale, Kericho and Narok, the president's office said in a statement.

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