Four arrested as police probe theft of eggs at DP Ruto’s home


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Police in Eldoret are holding four suspects after they were found with crates of eggs suspected to have been stolen from the home of the Deputy President William Ruto in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu.

Eldoret West police boss Zachariah Bittok said investigation was opened Monday after a manager at the DP’s farm reported that 10 crates of eggs were missing in an unclear circumstance.

“Our initial investigation revealed that four workers who reside inside the homestead were involved in the theft but they all denied,” said Mr Bittok.

He said this prompted police to do a search and the crates of eggs were recovered.

“We recovered crates from various suspects. Some had two, three and so fourth. We are questioning the suspects,” said Mr Bittok.

The DP who attended meeting in the Rift Valley over the weekend was not at home when the incident happened.

In July 2017, the DP’s Sugoi home came under siege after an intruder stormed in.

The assailant was shot and killed after a 20-hour siege, just over a week before the August 8 election.

Rift Valley regional co-ordinator Wanyama Musiambo told the press at the scene that a police officer was shot dead by the assailant during the raid.

Sources say the machete-wielding man attacked a GSU officer manning the gate before he gained entry into the house and into an armoury where he accessed the weapons.

Musiambo said the attacker initially had no gun but managed to break into the police armoury once inside the compound.

He declined to comment on the motive of the attack, or the attacker’s identity. The deputy president’s residence is guarded by an elite paramilitary police unit.

But several security sources said that the assault was staged by several people using guns.

The attack occurred despite the round-the-clock presence of GSU guards at the property.


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