Ezekiel Mutua and KOT congratulate Ivy Chelimo
Ezekiel Mutua and KOT congratulate Ivy Chelimo on her new job at DP Gachagua’s office
The Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) boss Ezekiel Mutua has congratulated Ivy Chelimo after landing a job at Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s office.
Dr. Mutua tweeted that youths can use social media positively to get opportunities, saying, “I have always said that our youths can use social media positively to get opportunities and climb up the ladder of success.
This young lady Ivy Chelimo coined the name Riggy G for our DP Rigathi Gachagua. He liked it, and today, he got her a job in his office!”
I have always said that our youths can use social media positively to get opportunities and climb up the ladder of success. This young lady Ivy Chelimo coined the name Rigy G for our DP Rigathi Gachagus. He liked it and today he got her a job in his office! pic.twitter.com/4EMXxHAma9
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) October 17, 2022
His sentiments were echoed by Kenyans on Twitter (KOT), who also congratulated Ms. Chelimo on the new job.
Here is what some had to say:
The creative economy, a result of empowered youth will be allowed to thrive & be given all the support in our administration. I met Ivy Chelimo, the 'Riggy G' brand initiator, who paid me a courtesy call in my office and later accompanied us to World Food Day in Kajiado County.
— Rigathi Gachagua (@rigathi) October 17, 2022
We celebrate Ivy Chelimo's win, however let's be realistic.Ain't nothing like creative in Nicknaming.She got lucky bcoz she's a beautiful kale mama. We are used to be served mediocrity by politicians & media.Ain't nothing to do with youths,Dp ampe kazi without hoodwinking youths.
— George T. Dianoh™ (@georgediano) October 17, 2022
Ivy Chelimo,the real definition of "Ni God Tu" pic.twitter.com/cpNHJmEp2A
— Murife|Darsil254 (@BigmanDarsil) October 17, 2022
Congratulations Ivy Chelimo, for inventing 'Riggy G' brand and subsequently recognition by Office of Deputy President for your efffort. The current administration has deep intrestst in empowering Youth. pic.twitter.com/9IvKVWHD5b
— Makau F. Muli 🇰🇪 (@MakauWaMuli) October 17, 2022
Ivy Chelimo proving that sometimes/always creativity/talent beats certificates.
— 𝐙𝐄𝐑𝐎 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃™ (@zero_mind0) October 17, 2022
One thing I admire about DP Rigathi Gachagua is his predisposition to reward loyalty. Ivy Chelimo, who coined the hip-sounding name Riggy G, to work in his office. Her job description is being worked. Men who honour loyalty and keep their word are to be revered. pic.twitter.com/WXzRAXwiai
— Shem Beverton Mukalo (@ShemMukalo) October 17, 2022
Ms. Chelimo on Monday landed a job opportunity connecting DP’s office to the youth.
The young lady came up with the nickname on July 19, 2022, when DP Gachagua was participating in the Deputy Presidential debate. Mr. Gachagua noted that his new nickname, used by Kenya’s youth, opens up his office to the younger generation.
“It was not a bad name…it sounds melodious. The youth have taken to the name and it is good they are connecting with the country’s leadership in their own way,” he said.
Additionally, during the closing ceremony of this year’s annual schools and colleges drama festival, DP said, “Our young people are very creative. I am amazed that our creative young people have given me a nickname. They have looked at my two names, Rigathi Gachagua, looked for something sounding more melodious and called me Riggy G. And I don’t think it’s a bad name.”
On why she came up with the name Ms. Chelimo said her intention was for the youth to connect with the Deputy Presidential debate.
“I wanted the younger population to connect with what was going on during the debates. I wanted them to be engaged and participate in the discourse and to not be detached from the goings-on of the day.”
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