Ruto formally takes over Raila’s office
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday formally took over his new offices on Harambee avenue, Nairobi.
Mr. Ruto who arrived shortly after 10 a.m. at the offices previously occupied by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was received by staff led by Permanent Secretary Mohammed Isahakia before being taken on a conducted tour of the offices by Mr. Isahakia.
A jovial Deputy President greeted the staff most whom he knew by name before being taken to his office on the second floor then to other offices in the building.
In his brief address outside the office, Mr. Ruto disclosed that he had talked to Mr. Odinga this morning who gave him a layout of the office and expressed his wishes to him.
The Deputy President acknowledged the staff portfolio in the former Prime Minister’s office and added that it will be reorganized in line with the constitution so as to maximize productivity and delivery of service.
“It is time to roll up our sleeves, pull up socks and go to work for the people of Kenya,” he said.
Mr. Ruto commended the staff and Mr. Isahakia for the good services rendered during the former Prime Minister’s time at the office and expressed confidence that the same will be extended to him.
Mr. Ruto was accompanied by Senator Charles Keter of Kericho.