Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor, William Ruto, hasn’t entirely moved into State House.
Ruto was reported to be using State House as his base of operations for the presidency and chose to sleep at the Deputy residence in Karen.
State House was still receiving modifications to meet Ruto’s taste and preference, thus he decided that he would spend the nights at the Karen deputy presidential home.
The renovation is anticipated to last at least three months. However, this will not hinder his ability to fulfill his responsibilities as the head of state, as the offices and other amenities have been designed to accommodate him.
“The renovations at State House have started and may take about three months before the head of state moves into its living quarters. In the meantime, he will continue using State House offices while residing at Karen,” A colleague of Ruto, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Standard.
Rigathi Gachagua is scheduled to relocate into the mansion of the Karen vice president, but is still awaiting formal communication. He repeated, though, that he was happy living in his own home next to the Karen mansion.
“It is a difficult decision. I have lived here for the last 24 years, and I have such an emotional attachment to my home. My children grew up here and my parents lived with me here for many years,” Gachagua stated.
“Work is going on and in due course, I will move to the official residence but I need to comprehend the changes and all the things going on around me. They are momentous. I am yet to acclimatise and accept the new situation and DP status,” Gachagua told KTN News in a recent interview.