Kenyan taxpayers to fork out Sh50 million on Deputy President's Mombasa office

The DP already has an office and a Sh400 million official residence in Nairobi that he uses for official functions

Details of Mr Ruto’s Mombasa office were revealed on Thursday when the National Assembly’s Budget committee gave a breakdown of the revised government spending for the year ended June.

“Treasury has allocated Sh50 million for the construction of DPs office in Mombasa,” read the details of the Supplementary Budget II tabled in Parliament on Thursday.

The Sh50 million will cover the start of the construction of the office with additional funds to be provided in the next financial year.

Mombasa residence

The construction of the office comes months after the govt announced plans to establish an official home for the Deputy President next to State House, Mombasa.

In a newspaper advertisement on MyGov publication, the government said it will convert the former official residence of Coast Provincial commissioner in Mombasa to Mr Ruto's official residence in the region.

While the Head of State spends time at State House, Mombasa whenever on official working visits to the Coast, his deputy has been forced to take up residence in selected beach hotels within the Coast.

The DP has an office in Nairobi located on Harambee Avenue and also uses his Sh400 million official residence that sits on a 10-acre piece of land in Karen for official functions, especially when hosting delegations.

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