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Gunmen storm Kenyan Deputy President Ruto's home

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By Emma Beswick
Gunmen storm Kenyan Deputy President Ruto's home

<p>Unidentified gunmen attacked the home of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto in the western town of Eldoret, according to Reuters.</p> <p>Mr Ruto and his family were not at the residence when the attack took place on July 29.</p> <p>Local reports said assailants overpowered a police officer at the gate and entered the compound.</p> <p>A police officer guarding the residence was wounded in the attack, according to <a href="https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews/"><span class="caps">KTN</span> News</a>.</p> <p>The incident comes 10 days before Kenya’s presidential, legislative and regional county representative elections on August 8.</p> <p>Mr Ruto is acting as running mate for President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second and final term in office.</p>