July 29, 2017 / 6:49 PM / 2 years ago

Kenyan police says man with machete attacked deputy president's home

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A man armed with machete was behind an attack on the home of Kenya’s deputy president in the western town of Eldoret in which a guard was injured, police said on Saturday.

“In circumstances that are yet unclear, he hit an officer on duty ... with a machete and managed to enter a farm complex,” Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said in a statement.

Local television stations reported earlier that gunmen were behind the attack on the home of William Ruto.

“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. “The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in a stable condition. Specialist officers have been deployed to deal with the intruder.”

Reporting by George Obulutsa; editing by David Clarke

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