'Hustler's Mansion': Photos of DP Ruto's Home Rigathi Gachagua Stands to Inherit

  • Deputy President William Ruto and running mate Rigathi Gachagua during a rally in Uthiru on Sunday, June 5, 2022
    Deputy President William Ruto and running mate Rigathi Gachagua during a rally in Uthiru on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
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  • Deputy President-elect, Rigathi Gachagua, is just a heartbeat away from inheriting a mansion in one of the country's wealthy suburbs, Karen.

    As the country's next second in command, Gachagua will take over the tenancy of the mansion that sprawls a 10-acre plot currently occupied by President-elect William Ruto.

    The DP-elect, who has been to the home christened 'Hustlers Mansion' numerously, will officially park his bags from his Mathira countryside homestead to Karen after he is officially sworn in.

    Since 2020 when the pandemic hit, Ruto spent most of his time in the two-storey mansion painted Parmesan cream from where he hatched his political strategies after his estrangement from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    The Karen mansion occupied by Deputy President William Ruto
    The Karen mansion occupied by Deputy President William Ruto.
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    In May 2022, the DP formally unveiled Gachagua as his presidential running mate during a press conference he convened at the mansion. 

    The home spots a top-of-the-range swimming pool with a separate staff residence and a comptrollers unit that is ready to serve his every need, including those he does not ask for.

    It is a behemoth 2-storey building, painted in cream and contains a spacious office block in which its incoming occupant will holds meetings. 

    In 2019, its current occupant unveiled a church inside the residence at an event that was attended by Reverend Teresa Wairimu, Bishop Mark Kariuki, KFCB CEO, Ezekiel Mutua, and Citizen TV anchors Victoria Rubadiri and Joe Ageyo.

    "Today (July 31, 2019), my husband, the deputy president and I were blessed to have been joined by fathers of faith and key leaders in various mountains of influence, during the opening ceremony of our National Prayer Altar at the official residence of the deputy president.

    "David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus the Lord was moved by prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel (2 Samuel 24:25)," Ruto's wife and incoming First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto stated.

    Ruto's stay in the mansion has, however, been rocked by scandals including in August 2021 when his security was withdrawn and replaced by Administration Police officers - a move that the DP termed illegal and meant to punish him.

    Inside DP William Ruto's mansion in Karen
    Inside DP William Ruto's mansion in Karen.
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    DP William Ruto entertains guests inside his Karen Mansion
    DP William Ruto entertains guests inside his Karen Mansion.
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    Church unveiled by DP Ruto in his Karen mansion
    Church unveiled by DP Ruto in his Karen mansion.
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    Inside DP William Ruto's Karen mansion
    Inside DP William Ruto's Karen mansion.
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