Kenya deputy president's home attacked

Ruto was not home during the attack that left one officer from the elite police General Service Unit (GSU) seriously injured, a security official who was not authorised to speak to the press said.

Gunfire has continued at the house, which is surrounded by police.

The armed attackers are said to have forced their way into the home shortly before 1pm on Saturday.

Specialist forces were deployed to find the intruder, who hid in an unfinished building, police chief Joseph Boinnet said in a statement.

"The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in stable condition".

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The motive of the attack is still unclear.

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto and his wife Rachael are escorted as they walk to their home in Sugoi village near Eldoret, Kenya, in this photo taken August 4, 2010.

Ruto is President Uhuru Kenyatta's running mate.

Kenya will hold legislative and regional county representative elections at the same time as the presidential vote. Kenyatta is seeking a second and final term in office.

Residents lineup along the road leading to DP William Ruto's Sugoi home as police vehicles arrive at the home on Saturday, July 29.

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