In­truder killed at Kenyan VP’s home

Penticton Herald - - WORLD -

NAIROBI, Kenya — A lone in­truder who man­aged to en­ter the home of Kenya’s deputy pres­i­dent was killed more than 18 hours af­ter he wounded a po­lice guard with a ma­chete and then killed another with a stolen ri­fle, Kenya’s po­lice chief said Sun­day.

The man kept po­lice special forces en­gaged overnight at Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto’s res­i­dence on the out­skirts of El­doret, a town 312 kilo­me­tres north­west of Nairobi, po­lice Chief Joseph Boin­net said.

Ruto was not in­jured. Kenyan me­dia re­ported that the in­truder gained en­try to the home around noon Satur­day, mo­ments af­ter Ruto had left to cam­paign with Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta for re-elec­tion.

Once inside the premises, the sus­pect at­tacked a po­lice of­fi­cer with a ma­chete and “in­flicted deep cuts on his head, hands and leg of the of­fi­cer as he at­tempted to fight him off,” Boin­net said.

The in­truder then took the wounded of­fi­cer’s ri­fle, went into another build­ing and fa­tally shot an of­fi­cer who was rest­ing af­ter a night shift, the po­lice chief said.

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