, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11 – Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday formally took over his new offices on Harambee Avenue in Nairobi, which was previously occupied by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Ruto who arrived shortly after 10am at the office was received by staff led by Permanent Secretary Mohammed Isahakia before being taken on a tour by Isahakia.
The 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, Ruto disclosed that he had talked to Odinga earlier in the morning who gave him a layout of the office and expressed best wishes to him.
The deputy president acknowledged the staff portfolio in the former Prime Minister’s office and added that it will be reorganised in line with the Constitution so as to maximise 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.
Ruto commended the staff and 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.
Ruto was accompanied by Senator Charles Keter of Kericho.