DP Gachagua embraces ‘Riggy G’ nickname

DP Gachagua embraces ‘Riggy G’ nickname

By Peter Ochieng

Deputy President (DP) Rigathi Gachagua has finally, at least publicly embraced his viral ‘Riggy G’ nickname.

The moniker was coined by one Ivy Chelimo, a lifestyle online influencer, being a combination of the second in command’s official name.

Speaking at Kisumu Girls High School in Kisumu, while officially closing the 94th edition of the Kenya Music Festivals, Gachagua said he likes the nickname.

“Our young people are very creative. I am even amazed that our creative young people have given me a name,” he said as a section of the crowd chanted, “Riggy G! Riggy G!”

“They have looked at my two names Rigathi Gachagua looked for something melodious and called me Riggy G. I don’t think it is a bad name,” added Gachagua.

His entourage included some of the young leaders in the Country, including former Kakamega County Senator Cleophas Malala who lost the County’s gubernatorial contest in Kakamega, former Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Kanyi, popularly known as Jaguar and Linet Toto, the 24-year-old Bomet County Women Representative.

He said President William Ruto’s administration will empower talented youth to earn a living out of their talents.

“Young people don’t care about tribes, political parties or who won or lost the last elections. What they care about is being empowered,” he said.

The 94th edition of KMF commenced in Kisumu last Saturday.

At the end of it all, 89, 000 learners drawn from hundreds of schools, colleges and universities across the Country had taken to the stage at Kisumu Boys, Kisumu Girls, Arya and MM Shah Primary Schools.

Gachagua said a handful of winners from this year’s edition, will be invited to perform during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20.


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