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Kenyans react to attack on DP William Ruto's Sugoi home

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 Officers and residents during the operation to smoke out gunmen at DP Ruto's home in Sugoi
Unknown number of gunmen raided the home yesterday The elite security forces took charge of the operation as they engaged the attackers in bid to neutralize them Kenyans show mixed reactions with  a majority clearly shaken that the country is not safe including the 2nd most guarded person in the land

 

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.

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.

After learning of the attack, here are some of the reactions that Kenyans shared online:  

 

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