Then on going armed attack on Deputy President William Ruto’s rural home in Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu County has been termed “a red herring” by security analysts.
Earlier this afternoon, gun men reportedly staged a raid on the heavily guarded home in an incident that has been variously described by media as a ‘terror attack’ and ‘a raid by gangster’.
Official information has been scanty but the speed at which police, paramilitary and military commandos have descended on the home has raised eyebrows with experts pointing to several tell tale signs of a ‘drill in progress’.
Kenyans will be asking why it took police several hours to get to Garissa when armed raiders a staged a raid at a campus in a real terror attack.
With Raila Odinga having surpassed Uhuru Kenyatta by double digits in latest polls, and the general election only eight days away, analysts have refused to rule out the possibility of creating a diversion to deflate NASA campaign pressure.
There are concerns that the incident is part of an elaborate scare mongering plot to invoke fear and migration of non-locals ahead of the election in areas that have shown signs of voting for NASA.
Observers are quickto add that the International Criminal Court did not shut down operations in Kenya and that outreach offices are keenly following political campaigns and collecting evidence of premeditated violence and other crimes against humanity.