Leaking rooftop, faulty toilets – Gachagua on why he didn’t move to DP’s official residence

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 13:15 | < 1 min read
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during a joint media interview with Gikuyu stations on Friday, March 17, 2023. PHOTO/Courtesy

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Friday, March 17 said he was yet to move into his official residence in Karen because it needed a lot of renovations.

Speaking during a joint media interview with Gikuyu stations, Gachagua said the residence' rooftop was leaking and toilets were not working.

"The official residence of the Deputy President was in a bad shape when I became Deputy President. The rooftop was leaking, toilets not working, the borehole pump was broken down, and the house was totally in a bad shape," he stated.

The DP said the office had been denied funds by President Uhuru Kenyatta's regime.

Gachagua on DP's office funds

During a joint media interview with leading television stations on Sunday, March 12, Gachagua said Ruto had to use his money to run his office.

He said the then DP used to personally cater for electricity bills, fuel and accommodation for his staff whenever he was in transit. 

Former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani last week said Gachagua's office demanded Ksh1.5 billion days after the 2022 elections which the DP said was rightfully belonged to his office.

"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, the amount mentioned was deducted when President was still the Deputy President," he said.

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