who has promised to meet the creator of his nickname Riggy G
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who has promised to meet the creator of his nickname Riggy G

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has expressed the willingness to meet Ivy Chelimo, the university student who nicknamed him Riggy G.

Appearing on Citizen TV, Gachagua said he is ready to host Chelimo for dinner and he has instructed his son to reach out to her.

"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,” Gachagua said.

He added that he is more than ready to support the young Chelimo accomplish her dreams.

 “I want to encourage that young girl, I will see what I will do for her so that I can see from my salary, I can boost her a little bit so that she can be able to do something," the DP promised.

The name first popped on Twitter during the Deputy Presidential debate in July and went viral weeks later on the platform.

The creator of the viral name “Riggy G”, Ivy Chelimo says she came up with the name by chance.

On September 23rd, 2022 while in Kisumu, Rigathi acknowledged the viral nickname 'Riggy G'.

Speaking while gracing the Gala for the 2022 Kenya Music Festival in Kisumu, Gachagua said that Kenyans had decided to get creative with his two names - coming up with a nickname he finds cool.

“I'm amazed that our Creative young people have given me a nickname (Ati naitwa nani - Riggy G), They have looked at my two names (Rigathi Gachagua), look for something sounding more easy, more melodies, and called me Riggy G and I don’t think it’s a bad name,

"So we have to let our people grow, lets us develop the talent of our people,” Gachagua said.

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