DP Gachagua promises to have dinner with lady behind Riggy G nickname

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 13:38 | 2 mins read
Lawyer Ivy Chelimo and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua PHOTO/Courtesy

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has promised to meet Ivy Chelimo; the creator of his viral nickname, Riggy G.

This comes barely two weeks after the second in command acknowledged the name and congratulated the Chelimo.


Speaking in an interview with Citizen TV, DP Gachagua said plans are underway for him to have dinner with Chelimo.

He noted that he had instructed his sons to look for Chelimo, who is a lawyer, and schedule a meeting with her.

"The young lady who decided that Rigathi Gachagua, the name 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,” DP Gachagua said.

Ivy Chelimo
Ivy Chelimo PHOTO/@_chelimo/Instagram

Riggy G nickname

This comes a week after Chelimo explained how he came up with the Riggy G nickname.

According to the Catholic University alumna, she came up with the name while watching the deputy presidential debate.

“It happened in the spur of the moment. I had not thought much about the nickname but started seeing people mention it, so I thought someone else had coined it before me,” Chelimo said.

She said after making the tweet, she forgot about it until her friends texted her and told her that she was trending on Twitter.

“I was so shaken when my friends texted while at work saying I was trending on Twitter. Nine out of times, it is usually not because of something good. I had an influx of messages. It was overwhelming,” Chelimo added.

DP Gachagua acknowledges Riggy G nickname

The DP accepted his new nickname while speaking during Music Festival finals on Friday, September 23 in Kisumu.

He also expressed his admiration for the love he had received noting that the name had become popular.

“I am even amazed that our creative young people have given me a nickname. They have looked at my name Rigathi Gachagua and looked for something more melodious and called me Riggy G

““I do not think it is a bad name. That is why we are saying that we should develop the talents of our people,” DP Gachagua stated.

Ivy Chelimo PHOTO/@_chelimo/Instagram