Deputy president William Ruto is allegedly building a multi million personal resident in Eldoret town which will be complete with a private airstrip and a few other luxuries.
According to a local daily, the house is estimated to cost around 1.2 billion kenya shillings and is set on a 20 acre piece of land which is part of a 700 acres owned by the DP in Moiben constituency.
William Ruto is said to have bought the land sometime back and has now decided to develop it by putting up his personal residence.
The news also say that a chinese company has been given the contract and has already began to lay the foundation for the main house, a guest wing, two swimming pool, a library, gym plus a few other lavish facilities.
The self proclaimed government hustler’s financial power has been a sensitive subject recently, some claiming that he didn’t have that kind of money before getting into power, With some claiming that the money was given to him as past of the election deal he signed when he became part of the Jubilee coalition.
“It will be a home befitting the status of a President,” a source familiar with the DP’s political activities said, adding that Ruto plans to move into the new home before the next polls.
Ruto’s wife Rachel is said to have shifted from their multi million lavish official residence and is currently living in Turbo as she supervises the ongoing construction.
According to sources, Ruto bought the 700 acres early this year which was part of the 6000 acres Jagir Farm known as Lapkochir and owned by a wealthy Asian Businessman.
Rumors say that the construction is also being guarded by 7 armed security officers who are continuously on the site
Part of the house bought by the DP has an airstrip which will be rehabilitated and used as part of his residence.
This news is no welcoming for the Dp as he is said to like keeping his maters secret and usually passes by every time he goes on official business to that part of the country.
“Every time he travels to Western Kenya or the Rift Valley, he must pass by to check the status of the construction. However, even the security are always kept away,” the source revealed
The source also said that the construction is being done at a quick pace and is expected to be complete by July next year.