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Unknown number of gunmen have stormed into the home of Deputy President William Ruto in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu County.

DP Ruto is on the campaign trail and started with a rally in Kitale before heading to Kapkatet Stadium in Kericho County where he addressed the rally but did not mention the incident. He is expected to attend another rally in Narok.

Here is what we know so far:

Unknown time: DP Ruto spent the night at the Sugoi home before leaving Saturday morning to accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta for a series of rallies. He attended a rallies in Trans Nzoia and Kericho.

1pm: Gunmen said to have attacked the home at around 1 pm, killing a General Service unit who was manning the gate.

Reports indicate DP’s wife Rachel Ruto and children were not at home at the time of the attack.

2.28pm:Nation team arrive at DP Sugoi home. Police already at the scene and have surrounded the home with reports that the attackers are still inside the compound. About 10 gunshots heard from the compound.

2.32pm: GSU Recce squad arrive at the home and enter the compound and more gunshots are heard.

3.38pm: More gunshots heard in the compound and a police helicopter hovers over the home.

3.43: More reinforcement arrive at the home as gunshots continue to rent the air.

3.59: Hundred of residents mill around the home but police are keeping at bay, about 200 metres away from the gate.


ps: The time indicated is Kenya local time (7hrs ahead of EST).

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