May 22, 2024

DP Gachagua asks for Ksh.1.12 billion to renovate his Karen residence and office

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DP Gachagua asks for Ksh.1.12 billion to renovate his Karen residence and office

The office of the Deputy President seeks Ksh.1.12 billion for renovations of his Harambee Annex office and Karen residence

The office of the Deputy President seeks Ksh.1.12 billion for renovations of his Harambee Annex office and Karen residence.

In requests contained in the 2024/2025 budget estimates, the office of the Deputy President defended the intended expenditure saying the offices were old and dilapidated.

Speaking when he appeared before the National Assembly Committee on Administration and National Security, Patrick Mwangi, an officer from the DP’s office, sought to be allowed to spend Ksh.460.4 million to renovate the Harambee Annex offices, and another Ksh.660 million to refurbish the Karen residence.

However, Narok West MP Gabriel Tongoyo-led committee wondered why the DP wanted such huge amounts of money for renovations amidst calls to reduce expenditure by public offices.

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“Please tell us more about the renovations of the said offices because we have seen an allocation of Ksh.300.4 million. I know we have a few issues there like lifts not working but this figure is too big yet the building is not even ten years old,” stated Tongoyo.

However, Mwangi defended the intended expenditure saying the building had been neglected for long.

“The continuous lack of maintenance has necessitated a face lift targeting major functional areas and security systems of the building,” he explained.

“In the financial year 2024/2025 annual estimates, the office has an allocation of Ksh.300.4 million under the development vote.”

The Deputy President’s office is also seeking Ksh.250 million to enable them spearhead the war against alcohol and substance abuse.

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