Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has revealed that he is yet to move into the official residence of the second in command in Karen.
In a joint interview with Mt Kenya media stations, the former Mathira Member of Parliament said he currently stays at his private home in Karen.
Gachagua said the official residence of the deputy president is in a sorry state since his predecessor moved out.
He said since Ruto vacated the home, the residence is currently dilapidated to the extent that a section of its roof is leaking.
The second in command shockingly revealed that his predecessor William Ruto was at one time forced to take shelter in one corner during his tenure as the deputy president to now Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“The official residence of the Deputy President was in a bad shape when I became Deputy President,
“The rooftop was leaking, the borehole pump was broken down, and the house was totally in a bad shape,” Gachagua explained.
According to Gachagua, the Office of the Deputy President lacked the funds and finances to facilitate maintenance and repairs.
In September 2022, the deputy president said he was to adjust to his new status, which would eventually force him to leave a home where he has lived for over 24 years.
“The things that are going on around me are very momentous, I’m yet to acclimatize, digest and accept the new situation and the status and all.. it is very overwhelming… I will need to take some time but in due course, I will move into the official residence,” DP Gachagua told KTN.
The deputy president said leaving his home had proven difficult due to his attachment to the house and the memories it holds.
“I have such an emotional attachment to this home, my children grew up here, and my parents lived with me here for many years. It is very nostalgic for me to walk away from a home where I have lived for 24 years,” he said.