Kenyan tax payers are in for a bleak future, as reports have emerged that the government will spend 152.4 million in the refurbishment of DP Ruto’s Mombasa home.
The upgrade is expected to be complete before the 2022 general elections.
In November 2018, the Office of the Deputy President sought to hire a contractor to upgrade the former residence of the Coast provincial commissioner and turn it into Dr Ruto’s official home.
The National Treasury will allocate Sh37.4 million starting July for renovation of the building next to State House, on top of the Sh39 million allocated for the upgrade in the financial year ending June.
It has budgeted for Sh76 million in the two years to the 2022 general election, bringing the total to Sh152.4 million. The contractor is expected to refurbish the unoccupied house to befit the status of the Deputy President.