President William Ruto will continue occupying the official Deputy President’s residence in Karen for the next three months before fully moving to State House which is currently under renovations and will last about three months. President Ruto has been residing in the Karen premises since 2013.
“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 source as quoted by the Standard.
In an interview with the same media house yesterday, the Deputy President said his official residence was ready for occupation but he was still adjusting to his new status before moving out of his home, just a few meters from the DP’s residence.
”The official residence of the deputy president is ready. But I’m yet to come to terms with the new situation. I still feel better to sleep here and wake up here… you really get used to your home, you like your bed, you like the way you wake up, you like the environment. So I’m still here trying to figure it out,” the DP said.
“Work is going on and in due course, I will move to the official residence but I need to digest the changes and all the things going on around me. They are momentous. I am yet to acclimatise, digest and accept the new situation and status. It was overwhelming so I need to take a bit of time,” he added.
Already, the DP and his team have settled at the Harambee Annex building.