Governor Alfred Mutua’s newly launched multi-million office has tickled Kenyans to shared divided opinions on the mega project. Dubbed the “White House”, the magnificent office is said to have cost the county KSh 350 million and was constructed within nine months.
Sitting on a spacious piece of land in Masaku, the county office presents a sight to behold from afar, and one could easily mistake it for the president’s State House office in Nairobi However, Mutua is said to have drawn the inspiration to build the state-of-the-art office from the United States.
The architectures of the vast structure are believed to have modeled it on the American White House. The office has two wings, the West Wing which would be hosting the governor, his Chief of Staff and executive meeting lounges and the East Wing would house the office of the First Lady, the governor’s advisors and other support staff.
Mutua’s White House also has an in-house conference facility that can hold up to 200 people and banquet rooms for entertaining high profile guests. Sources say the office meets the standards of hosting the president as it has been fitted with all the necessary facilities.
Netizens trooped to social media pages to share their views as soon as the building was officially opened on Wednesday, May 6.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has built his very own ‘White House’ for Ksh 350 million in the midst of a global pandemic. While other governors have built hospitals, ICU and isolation facilities, Gov. Mutua is using public funds to satisfy his misplaced needs.#GovMutuaHostsCoG
AbuSakeena @FauzKhalid The opulence is too much you might think his office is the only problem Machakos has been facing
Kyalloh Nicodemus ,OGW – @nkyalo36 Machakos County white House…@DrAlfredMutua – Kudos my Governor._016.”the place to be”.MASAKU.
Akinyi Abongo @Akinyi19Abongo Too similarity to State House anyway what are the priorities in Machakos to have a state of the art office for the governor or to work on service delivery to the population?
Daktari Gatero @DaktariGatero I really hope the Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has catered exhaustively for the needs of Machakos residents during this #coronavirusInkenya period before deciding to put up a 350 million “white house” for himself. I really hope
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