• Dorcas met Gachagua when he was a student leader while studying at the University of Nairobi.
• The couple has two sons.
Dorcas Gachagua, wife to Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua has narrated how a plan to end her life backfired. At the time she felt like her life had no meaning hence the plan to end her life.
Speaking during an interview with Standard Digital, Dorcas said she was attending an event where the Late Moi was.
She hatched a plan to approach the former Head of State hoping to be shot dead but that plan never materialized.
"He (Gachagua) was a student leader at Nairobi University, He would sometimes go to see the late Moi. One of my girlfriends told me to go and just interact with the people, When I saw him (Gachagua) I thought he was interesting."
Dorcas said she was pushed to go to the event by a friend to distract her from her suicidal thoughts.
"My friends had told me to come for the trip because I felt life was not worth living, that was going to be my last trip. I wanted to run towards where the President was sitting, I wanted to make it look like I wanted to do something to him so that I end up getting shot."
Dorcas did what she had planned unknown to her God had other plans.
"I ran towards the President and he asked me what was wrong. He came toward me and I told him what my intentions were.
When he spoke to me, I had a bright destiny. He told me about his story and by the time we finished talking I was able to see life in a different way."
Dorcas has since moved on and is now married to the second most powerful man in Kenya.
Counselors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.