Intruder killed at Kenyan VP’s home
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.