Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has opened up on why he has not relocated to his official residence located in Karen almost one week after he being sworn into office.

Speculations have been rife on his reluctance to move to the residence after President William Ruto moved to State House immediately he took his oath of office on Tuesday.

Gachagua still lives at his Karen private home, just a few kilometers from the official residence of the Deputy Residence located on Karen Road in the plush neighbourhood.


During an interview with Sophia Wanuna on KTN News on Sunday, the former Mathira MP revealed that he needed a bit of time to come to terms with his new political status.

“The things that are going on around me are very momentous. I'm yet to acclimatize, digest and accept the new situation and the status and all. It is very overwhelming. I will need to take some time, but in due course, I will move into the official residence," said Gachagua.


The DP said he was in no rush to relocate to conform with the new changes in his stature.

“I am still here trying to figure out and, in any case, there is no hurry. Work is going on and in due course, I will move to the official residence, but I will need to digest all the changes and all the things that are going around me," he added.

William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua. PHOTO/COURTESY

He added that his Karen home was special to him and his family due to memories it carried and that was part of the key reasons he was reluctant to relocate to the official residence.

"I have such an emotional attachment to this home; my children grew up here, my parents lived with me here for many years. It is very nostalgic for me to walk away from a home where I have lived for 24 years," he revealed nostalgically.