DP Gachagua treks for 8 kilometers to spent Easter with his aunt
By Joshua Cheloti
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Friday spared some time off his busy schedule to visit his aunt.
The DP alongside his wife Dorcas had to trek for about 8 kilometres to the home of his aunt – Gladys Gathoni, in Nyeri County.
Sharing photos of his visit, the second in command said the journey brought back memories of the 70s when he used to go there and pick yellow passion fruits.
“I woke up early this morning to visit my Auntie Gladys Gathoni. As I walked to her home, which is 8 kilometers away with my wife Pastor Dorcas, it brought back memories of similar journeys I made to her home in the seventies to get yellow passion fruits,” DP Gachagua said in one of the tweets on his verified handle.
But while on his way to visit his aunt, the DP says he came across village mates whom he grew up with.
“We exchanged greetings and shared lots of laughter. Our people remain hard-working, aggressive, and focused,” he noted.
While at his aunt’s home, Gachagua and his wife were treated to a heavy breakfast that was made of boiled maize and porridge.
He further noted that seeing her reminded him of his late mother, whom he says looked exactly like her.
“My Auntie prayed for me, blessed me, and treated me to a heavy breakfast of boiled maize and porridge,” the second in command said.
“Seeing her makes me remember my late mother, who looked exactly like her and talked like her. Parents are a blessing, and we must always take care of them, especially at old age,” he added.
The DP was born in 1965 in Hiriga village of Nyeri County.
He is the eighth-born child of Nahashon Gachagua Reriani and Martha Kirigo.
He is the younger brother to the late Nderitu Gachagua, the first governor of Nyeri County.
Gachagua’s parents were Mau Mau freedom fighters in Mount Kenya Forest, where his father, Nahashon was building and servicing guns for the freedom fighters.