A police officer who is attached to the Deputy President of Kenya, William Ruto is in hospital after he was clobbered by a gardener who works at the same palace compound.
Leading media in Kenya report that the ugly altercation ended in a physical scuffle, and the police officer was floored and left for dead.
The officer is said to have engaged a gardener in a fight at the deputy president’s official residence in Karen, Nairobi, over an as yet unexplained disagreement.
According to a police report, the officer, identified as Corporal Timothy Mugendi Rucha, was hit by the gardener on the rear part of the head.
“The officer was taken to Nairobi West Hospital in critical condition with multiple head injuries,” reads the police report in part.
The incident occurred early Thursday morning at around 12.20am. The gardener, identified as Nicholas Kibiwot Rono has since been arrested pending arraignment.
Source: Tuko Kenya