Deputy President William Ruto was almost attacked as he was leaving an event at Rurii Stadium, in Mathioya.

Photos shared on social media show the DP's bodyguards wrestling a man in a green half-sleeved sweater to the ground.

The man is believed to have walked towards DP Ruto as he was heading to his vehicle and confronted him.

Reports by the Standard claim that the man had lifted his hand in apparent attempt to attack but was stopped by the DP’s security.

But the DP's Communications Secretary David Mugonyi denied there was an attempt to attack Dr Ruto.

Mugonyi stated that DP Ruto had earlier on been presented with chicken by an elderly woman and the man was following suit with a gift of tea leaves but was stopped by the bodyguards.