When word spread that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was building a palatial house worth 1billion shillings, I was astounded at the cost -it is clearly a monument to the ego but still, in a nation where more than half the population lives on 1 dollar or less a day, that is quite the statement!

And when news spread like wildfire that his family members had tried to sway him into turning the house into a hotel but failed, I was in awe.

Say what you will but a house with reportedly over 70+ rooms is impressive at the end of the day.
Construction of the the palatial, almost stately 74 roomed residence seems complete if the aerial view of the palace is to be believed.

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