Deputy President Hon. Rigathi Gachagua today represented the Head of State Dr William Ruto, for the Kenyatta University’s graduation ceremony, where he left the crowd with cracked ribs as he disclosed the connection between his love for the institution and his journey to hunting a soulmate.
The DP who has famously been nicknamed as Riggy G by his countrymen, has always been humourous in his speeches but today’s narration unexpectedly hit high clouds of comics. While speaking of his early days at Campus in University of Nairobi, Riggy G put the crowd into flames of laughter as he says he used to board a bus to KU to look for a wife.
It’s crystal clear that every man shoots their shot differently and with completely different styles. As for Riggy G, he became a poet just to win love. He wrote as numerous love poems as he could to his wife Pst Dorcas, board the bus to KU to deliver the letters, a technique which finally bore fruit as the sweet words finally tethered the second lady into Riggy G’s love box.
“I took a bus number 45, to hang around here, looking around. We would go there to KM and spend time there. Tukitegea tegea na kuangalia. Nikatembea hapo hall ilikuwa inaitwa Ruwenzori. I don’t know whether it’s still there. Nikang’ang’ana, nikaangalia nikapata kasichana kazuri, kikakaongelesha vizuri, nikakaimbia poem kidogo namna hio akaingia box,” read in his speech.
As far as the deputy’s speech is concerned, the only good and pretty wives only came from the prestigious public institution.
He narrated, “Many years ago, when I was at the University of Nairobi and the president was there with us too, there was a common agreement among all of us that if you wanted a good wife, you go to KU, I don’t know whether that is still true today.”
For this reason, the deputy president dished plenty of appreciation to the university, for giving him a wife, Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, and revealed that he has not been disappointed for the last 3 decades of their marriage.
“Not a single day has she ever run away, and she doesn’t have a single scratch,” he further added.