Fashion Alert: DP Gachagua dons ‘Riggy G’ branded hoodie
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is on a roll with his new nickname ‘Riggy G’. The DP, who recently said that the name was melodious and doesn’t mind it, on Wednesday donned a ‘Riggy G’ branded hoodie.
Several pictures shared online captured the second in command was in a yellow trouser, grey hoodie and a yellow cap.
According to the caption of the pictures, the DP had visited his aunt Gladys Gathoni at her home in Iganjo village, in Nyeri county.
Last month, while speaking during the 94th edition of the Kenya National Music Festival held in Kisumu, Gachagua lauded Kenyan youths for their creativity and even for coining his nickname.
“Our young people are very creative, even 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 easier, more melodious, and called me Riggy G. I don’t think it is a bad name,” he said.
The DP had also previously mentioned the moniker during the luncheon held at State House in Nairobi after his inauguration alongside President William Ruto on September 13, 2022.
‘Riggy G’, which first popped up on Twitter during the deputy presidential debate in July, was coined by one, Ivy Chelimo, a law graduate student at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
Last week, the DP promised to reward the content creator, Ms Chelimo, saying that he will reward her.
“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.
The DP 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,” he said.
In an interview with NTV, Ms Chelimo explained how she came up with the nickname, saying that she did not expect that the name would go viral.
She 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 said she was happy when DP Gachagua used the nickname to refer to himself during a luncheon held at State House, Nairobi following his inauguration.