DP Gachagua promises to reward the influencer who created ‘Riggy G’ nickname
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has promised to reward the content creator, Ivy Chelimo, who came up with his viral Nickname ‘Riggy G’.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV, Gachagua said that him rewarding the content creator will nurture young content creators in the country one thing he says their Government is prepared to do.
“The young lady who decided that my name Rigathi Gachagua is too long and it is not melodious. And I think this guy (Gachagua) looks like a nice guy and we need to give him a good name that sounds melodious,” he said.
Gachagua added that he has already asked his son to look for Ivy so she could have dinner with the family as he hopes to support her craft.
“I have told my sons to look for that girl so that she comes we have dinner. I want to encourage that young girl. I would see what I can do for her so that from my salary I can be able to boost her a little bit to be able to do something.”
Rigathi: The young lady who decided that Rigathi Gachagua is a little bit difficult and not melodious, we need to give him the name Riggy G. To encourage our young people, I took up the name. I have told my sons to look for that girl to come we have dinner #RigathiGachaguaLive pic.twitter.com/0wYweVOVr9
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) October 2, 2022
A few days ago, Ivy Chelimo in an interview explained how she came up with the nickname.
She said that she did not expect that the name would go viral.
Chelimo said she came up with the DP’s nickname by chance as she followed the proceedings of the televised deputy presidential debate, days before the General Elections.
She was happy when DP Gachagua used the nickname to refer to himself during a luncheon held at State House, Nairobi following his inauguration.
Ivy was invited to the State House luncheon after the swearing-in ceremony that went down on Monday, September 13 at Moi Sports complex Kasarani.