On Thursday, October 13, President William Ruto signed an Executive Order defining the structure of his newly constituted government.
Important government officials were given prominent office space, which was an interesting development. Ruto will operate from State House in Nairobi, while his deputy will be based at the Harambee Annex.
Musalia Mudavadi, the Prime Cabinet Secretary, will have his office at the Kenya Railways Headquarters in Nairobi, off Haile Sellasie Avenue and just across from the Kenya Railways Bus Station.
Built in 1924, during the colonial administration of Governor Sir Edward Grig, the structure has a strong connection to the time period.
There are four different sections in the building, labeled A, B, C, and D. Each of the sections has two stories except for D, which has four.
The building’s walls are between 300 and 600 millimeters in thickness, keeping the inside cool no matter the outside temperature.
One of its wings was damaged in the 1989 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi.
Nonetheless, the building has undergone extensive renovations to bring it up to date with modern standards for upscale corporate settings.