The Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua family photos are now trending on social media platforms. Evenly, on the limelight are photos of his wife Dorcas Wanjiku and their lovely sons. His speech during the inauguration ceremony has indeed made many seek to know more about him and his family background.
Before his current post, Gachagua was the Member of Parliament for Mathira Constituency, Nyeri County under the Jubilee Party. Besides, he held different posts such as Personal Assistant to the Head of Public Service and Assistant Secretary in the Home of Affairs and National Heritage. What is Rigathi Gachagua full name?
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua family; parents
The Kenyan politician was born as Geoffrey Rigathi Gachagua to his parents; the late Nahashon Gachagua Reriani and Martha Kirigo. He is the eight born among the nine siblings in his family.
Rigathi Gachagua parents were Mau Mau freedom fighters in Mt. Kenya forest. In an interview, he revealed that his father used to service guns for freedom fighters while his mother used to cook for them.
Also, he stated that his family was so poor as they lived in a grass thatched house, and could hardly get enough food to put in their stomachs.
‘’Mimi ni mtoto wa Mau Mau nilizaliwa pale kwa msitu, hatukuwa na chochote, nilikwa naishi kwa nyumba nyasi, nilikwa nimeangaika, tulikuwa tumekosa chakula na school fees siku mingi, Mungu ananiinua,’’ he said.
Rigathi Gachagua father
Gachagua’s father was a technician. This is because he used to service guns for the Mau Mau fighters.
‘’My father was a technician. He used to service guns for the Mau Mau fighters while my mother provided them with food and ammunition. I grew up in a colonial village. Those colonial villages were where the settlers put people so that they could control them,’’ he said.
The second in command also said that his father, the late Nahashon Gachagua Reriani had another wife. However, he never revealed more about her.
Rigathi Gachagua brothers and sisters
Rigathia Gachagua mother gave birth to nine kids with Rigathi being the eight born. Among them are Lilian Wangu, Jackson Gachagua, Nderitu Gachagua, James Gachagua, Eunice Nyangari, Linda Muthoni, and Jennifer Gacheke.
Unfortunately, some of Rigathi Gachagua siblings are late; the former Nyeri Governor, the late Nderitu Gachagua and 2013 MP aspirant, the late James Reriani Gachagua.
Gachagua’s stepbrothers and sisters include Josephine Wangari, James Ririani, Leah Wangari, and Peterson Wachira.
Rigathi Gachagua wife
The Deputy President is the husband to Dorcas Wanjiku. The two tied a knot in 1989, and are now blessed with two lovely sons. Before becoming a pastor, Wanjiku was a banker.
Rigathi Gachagua sons
Gachagua and his wife Wanjiku are proud parents of two sons. The gorgeous looking young men are done with school and are now pursuing their career dreams. Kevin Gachagua is an engineer while Keith Gachagua is a doctor. What a wonderful family!
Rigathi Gachagua family photos reveal a happy family that is loving and God fearing. Follow us daily and know new stories as they come.
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