Everyone has traveled to the village and our politicians are no exception.
Here are the palatial mansions they call home when they are in ‘shags’ or what they could call shags. Or what the rich and mighty call holiday homes.
Uhuru Kenyatta – Gatundu
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s palatial home is Gatundu is said to be spacious and state of the art. Not much is known about it but a while back, the fourth president of Kenya refurbished his Sh 700 million house next to State House.
The first family’s stylish posh home which is located along Dennis Pritt road is highly secured and bulletproof residence, according to the Star.
“A concrete wall, high-tech electric fence, bulletproof windows and a state-of-the-art alarm system are among the security features. And 24-hour GSU protection.”
Uhuru’s new home which shares a fence with State House is said to be or rather will be the most expensive home in Kenya. The new palace ‘has a spacious basement/lower level for parking, offices and a kitchen.
Well, we have photos of satellite images from Google maps of the home and here is a breakdown of what it’s like;
The ground floor features a living room and dining room, kitchenette and more offices.
The upper floor contains three spacious bedrooms and other rooms.
The wing on the right has a swimming pool, while the one on the left appears to have an unmarked helipad on the roof of the upper level.
Here is the satellite photo of President Uhuru’s new palatial home
Raila Odinga – Bondo
Five years ago, it was reported that the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was putting up a Sh1 billion hill-side palatial residence in Riat Kisumu.
Construction of the palatial, almost stately 74 roomed residence begun nine years ago and was completed sometime in 2015.
The home is crested in Kanyakwar, Riat Hills overlooking Kisumu International Airport. It affords the former PM a near-aerial view of Kisumu City, the base of his political power.
“At some point, the PM was under pressure from family members to convert it into a hotel facility but he stuck his ground on the home idea. His will has prevailed to date,” a source close to Raila said yesterday.
The residence has close to 10 bedrooms- including Raila’s master bedroom all upstairs. It has four expansive kitchens, two main conference rooms, two small conference rooms and many offices.
The main contractor is said to be a foreigner who subcontracted local contractors. Currently, the contractor is doing final touches on the facility and at the same time doing landscaping outside.
Other sources said the construction is behind schedule as it was intended to be finished last year.
The political icon also has another home in the leafy suburbs of Karen.
Here are photos from today’s event where he hosted the president in his Bondo home.
William Ruto – Mombasa
Lap of luxury doesn’t begin to describe the new mansion of Deputy President William Ruto.
Details have emerged of a Ksh 50m home that is set to be refurbished for Ruto a.k.a the hustler.
The government is in a bid to refurbish DP Ruto’s Mombasa-based second home at a cost of Sh46.5 million.
This is a far cry from the shack he used to live in.
Below is the ‘cheap-looking’ house where the Deputy President used to live in as a true hustler. This was way before the big mullah checked in.
According to Business Daily, the former Coast PC and a past Coast Regional Coordinator Samuel Kilele was the last occupant of the house.
Cost details on refurbishing the home come days after it was revealed that taxpayers will pay Sh50 million to build a second office in Mombasa for the second most powerful man in the country.
During official working tours to the Coast, Mr Ruto is expected to put up at the new residence as opposed to staying at beach hotels like has been the case in the past, while President Uhuru Kenyatta spends time at State House in Mombasa.
Beside this, Ruto also owns a home in Nairobi’s leafy suburbs of Karen and Eldoret.
The palatial Karen property sits on a 10-acre piece of land.
He uses the Sh400 million Karen residence for official functions, especially when hosting delegations, besides his main office in Nairobi located on Harambee Avenue.
The Karen residence will be refurbished at Sh15.6 million.
His plush, multi-million-shilling residence in Eldoret town, was the talk of town when the aerial video of the estate went viral.
Moving on, Ruto’s Sh450 million residence has spacious bedrooms, an office block, garage, swimming pool, gazebo, generator house, staff residence and a comptroller’s unit.
Ali Hassan Joho – Mombasa
It’s no secret that Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, popularly known as ‘Governor 001’ is filthy wealthy.
Joho is very rich and he recently confirmed this fact when he told off another politician – who is also known to have deep pockets – saying the latter can’t afford to buy him. Ouch!
According to reports, the 40-year-old has invested in diverse sectors including shipping and logistics, environmental management, healthcare, manufacturing, just to name a few.
He recently invited Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena for an interview at his lavish house and many of us could not help but admire its grandeur. Joho really does live like a King folks!
Here are the photos, be the judge.
Aden Duale – Garissa
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday January, 24 at his Garissa home.
The president was on a tour of the county to urge more Kenyans to register as voters ahead of the upcoming General Elections.
During the visit, Uhuru together with other Jubilee officials dropped by Duale’s home where they shared a meal before taking a few photos which were later shared on social media.
Its so hard to ignore Duale’s palatial home which stands firmly behind them. Don’t even get me started on the immaculately lawned garden.