• Gachagua has embraced the nickname 'Riggy G' which was given to him by Ivy Chelimo in a social media post.
• He said the nickname made it easier for people who would experience difficulties pronouncing his name.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has just revealed that his first name is actually 'Ole Kasi' in Maasai. According to him, his mother is from Kajiado County.
"Hi jina yangu Rigathi inaitwa Ole Kazi. Mimi ni Ole Kazi. Ikakorowa na wakikuyu ikawa Rigathi. Io Rigathi ikakorogwa na vijana ikawa Riggy G," he said.
(My name Rigathi is Ole Kazi. I am Ole Kazi. It was changed to Rigathi by the Kikuyu and to Riggy by the youth).
The DP spoke on Sunday during a service at Kajiado Central's Ildamat Stadium. Ivy Chelimo gave Gachagua the moniker "Riggy G" in a social media post, and he has adopted it.
He claimed that the nickname made it simpler for folks who might have trouble pronouncing his name.
He remarked, "Riggy G is melodious," during a primary school music event in Kisumu, a western province in Kenya.
He is Nderi Gachagua Wangombe and Martha Kirigo's ninth child.