That place is inhabitable with leaking roofs and toilets- DP Gachagua on why he is yet to move to DP residence.
Speaking at an interview, Deputy president Rigath Gachagua revealed that he is yet to move to the Deputy president Residence as it is required.
Gachagua narrated that the former deputy president, William Ruto was living in a house that was not maintained as it is supposed to be.
DP’s official residence, is reported to have cost taxpayers Ksh.400 million but was neglected by the former regime of President Uhuru Kenyatta following the fallout with then-Deputy President William Ruto.
He stated that even if he was to consider living at the DP residence, the place is not in a good condition for a human being to stay.
He stated,”Even if I would want to move into the DP’s residence, that place is inhabitable. I found Ruto staying in a house where the roof is leaking… They had even moved to a corner house together with the wife. The toilets were dilapidated because the DP’s office had been denied funding for five years.”
“The borehole had spoilt, he used to pay for electricity from his own pocket. That man (Ruto) indeed has a big heart… He was oppressed but he never spoke out. The residence had no water. It was just a shell,” he added.
DP Gachagua added that he is comfortable at his private residence since there’s no money to repair the house.
He stated,”Even if I wanted to move to that house, I have no money to repair it but I’m fine with where I’m currently living.”
Separately, DP Gachagua stated that his office did not receive any money , as the former treasury Cabinet secretary had stated.
Gachagua stated,”They said that all the money that had been withheld should be paid. The amount disbursed by the Treasury was a computation of the money that had not been paid.”
“My office did not ask for any money, it just received allocation because it is a public office… There was no request for additional funds, what they did is that they were returning the Ksh.1.5 billion they had cut from the Office of the DP so that operations can go on,” he added.