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.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Sonko’s reaction as daughter Sandra Mbuvi goes international

Sonko’s reaction as daughter Sandra Mbuvi goes international

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Eliud Kipchoge's special Sh20,000 earphones he can't live without

Eliud Kipchoge's special Sh20,000 earphones he can't live without

Abel Mutua's movie makes over Sh4M in 5 days

Abel Mutua's movie makes over Sh4M in 5 days

Vera imports Baby Diapers from US, Help rebuild Boniface Mwangi's house & other stories on #PulseUhondoMtaani

Vera imports Baby Diapers from US, Help rebuild Boniface Mwangi's house & other stories on #PulseUhondoMtaani

Sh79,000 per month jobs for Kenyans without degrees

Sh79,000 per month jobs for Kenyans without degrees

Davido and Chioma spotted together for the first time since rumoured breakup

Davido and Chioma spotted together for the first time since rumoured breakup

How Janet Mbugua's husband Eddie landed Sh240 million deal with Chinese investors

How Janet Mbugua's husband Eddie landed Sh240 million deal with Chinese investors

5 things you should never do to please a woman

5 things you should never do to please a woman