Nairobi, July 30 (IANS) Kenyan police on Saturday said they have intensified the search for an intruder who stormed the rural home of Deputy President William Ruto and later shot and injured a paramilitary officer guarding the residence.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said the armed suspect had approached Ruto’s outer gate at around midday and hit an officer on duty several times with a machete and managed to enter the farm complex.
“Other police officers were quickly mobilised and the intruder was forced to hide at a building that is still under construction,” Xinhua news agency quoted Boinett as saying.
He said the Deputy President was not at the residence and the house is secure. Ruto had left for a political campaign in neighbouring county.
“The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in stable condition. Specialist officers have been deployed to deal with the intruder,” Boinett said.
The sources claim that three suspects were killed in a shootout with security officers while the fourth was fatally injured as the attackers stormed the large compound.