Attack on my home meant to cause tension – DP Ruto

Deputy President William Rutto speaking in Sotik grounds, Bomet County. Photo/FILE
Deputy President William Ruto at a past address in Sotik grounds, Bomet County. Photo/FILE

Deputy President William Ruto has said that the attack on his Sugoi home was aimed at causing tension and disunity among Kenyans.

On Saturday, unknown number of attackers stormed the heavily guarded home at Sugoi in Turbo, Uasin Gishu barely an hour after DP Ruto had left to join President Uhuru Kenyatta on the campaign trail in Kitale County.

Speaking to faithful at Ihura Stadium in Murang’a during the installation of Bishop Timothy Gichere as head Mount Kenya Central Diocese, the DP told Kenyans to remain united.

“I know many people are aware that I had visitors yesterday [Saturday], very good people but I want to say that those who think they will frustrate our unity or undermine our progress will not succeed,” DP Ruto said.

He termed the attack an attempt to distract Kenyans and destroy the country’s unity.

“I want to ask all of us not be distracted by the schemes and designs of people who are against our unity and progress as a country,” he said.

Faced with an eager crowd that woke up to news to that the police had not ended the siege at his home, the DP minced his words on the nature of the attack and did not disclose more information.

The DP urged Kenyans to remain united and peaceful despite the attack on his home, saying that any attacks on the country will be neutralized.

Further, the Deputy President urged politicians contesting for various seats in the August 8th General Elections to accept the poll outcome since in democracy there must be winners and losers.

The clergy were at the same time urged to pray for the unity of the country and peaceful elections.

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