Gunmen raid Kenyan deputy president’s rural home

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Nairobi, July 30 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Saturday raided Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s rural home in Eldoret city of Kenya after shooting a police officer guarding the home.

A senior area police chief said the armed assailants stormed the home and still held up in the premises, Xinhua news agency reported.

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

“Fighting is still going on but reinforcements have been sent to the area,” police officers were quoted as saying.

–IANS

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