Deputy President William Ruto is building a grandiose, multi-million-shilling residence at the heart of Eldoret Town.
For someone who likes to refer to himself as a ‘hustler’, the upcoming home tells of a hustler who has made it.
The palatial residence in Moiben constituency is rumoured to be worth Sh 1.2 Billion. It reportedly sits on a 20-acre piece of land, part of 700 acres bought by the DP in Uasin Gishu County.
First photos of the kingly mansion leaked in 2015, a few months after the foundation for the main house, a guest wing, two swimming pools, a library, gym and other lavish facilities had been laid by a Chinese Construction company.
New photos have been leaked on social media showing the progress of the construction by blogger Robert Alai.
The photos show the mansion, a man-made lake and landscaped sections of the expansive compound.
The farm is also reported to have an airstrip and Ruto, who prefers to keep the ongoing construction confidential, always flies in and out of the compound for inspection.
It is guarded by at least eight armed Administration Police officers.
The construction is expected to be complete by July this year.