Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has revealed that he is a baptised Christian, revealed his not-so-known baptismal name, Geoffrey.
Speaking during the National Prayer Breakfast meeting on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, Gachagua noted that at one point in his life, he had to drop his baptismal name due to work reasons.
"For those who doubt my faith because I don't have a baptism name, I was baptized and my name is Geoffrey, but along the way, I decided to change the name to suit my new job description which was to serve the people," Gachagua said.
Gachagua at the same time called on leaders to "reconcile" with the truth, especially the results of the 2022 General Elections that announced William Ruto as the President.
"The President decided in accordance with the teachings of the Bible that we need to reconcile this nation. The President has exercised magnanimity in victory against the expectations of many people who witnessed the persecution that he was subjected to," he said.
"President Ruto has led this country in forgiveness and reconciliation. Most of us who work around him had great difficulties with that approach, but along the way, he persuaded us, and we are now aligned. Many people would have expected that all those who stood in his path to leadership would be dealt with the same way his people were being dealt with. But the President decided that we need to reconcile this nation."
Gachagua termed the National Prayer Breakfast of 2023 as a toxic affair that happened in the presence of former President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had political differences with his then Deputy President William Ruto.
"The last NationalPrayerBreakfast was a very toxic affair full of tension and hatred. Ruto could not sit on the same table with his boss," Gachagua said.