It was on Saturday, the day had begun like any other day with Kenyans being treated with the political drama, innuendos and insults from across the two major political divides; National Super Alliance (NASA) and Jubilee.
At around 11, things changed. There was BREAKING NEWS all over the televisions and radio stations. Deputy President William Ruto’s Sugoi home was under attack.
The media swung into action, reporters from almost all the media houses deployed to reported the “most daring attack of its time” on the “second most guarded house” in Kenya.
“The number of attackers is unknown and the number of casualties is unknown,” journalists sharpened their adjectives.
Within minutes, the Recce Squad, the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), the police, sniffer dogs, choppers and tankers were deployed to Sugoi to engage the “dangerously armed” thugs who had managed to shoot the GSU officer who was manning the main gate at the DP’s home.
“There is a fierce gun battle between the security personnel and the attackers who are now hiding in one of the unfinished buildings,” one reporter said on a live coverage from the “ground”: Sugoi.
At around 7 pm, the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinet, shocked the country with another ” great” and “scary” revelation. The attacker was one and he was armed with a panga.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, get this clear:
i) There was only one attacker.
ii) The attacker was armed with a panga.
iii) The attacker used the panga to “shoot” the GSU officer at the gate and engaged both the KDF, Recce and the Police in a “fierce gun battle” using the panga.
Do you still remember the Garissa University attack? Do you remember when our brothers and sisters were being massacred by Al-Shabaab? How long did it take the Recce Squad to reach Garissa? And how long did it take the same Recce Squad to reach Sugoi to engage a dangerous attacker armed with a panga?