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Rigathi Gachagua

Date of Birth: 1965
Place of Birth: Hiriga village, Mathira, Nyeri County, Kenya


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Loyalty trumps all in Ruto's cabinet

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has a clearly defined portfolio quite different from Ruto's position in President Uhuru Kenyatta's second term when he had no specified role and was effectively sidelined from government...


The judges endorse Ruto's rout

On 5 September Ruto's deputy Rigathi Gachagua indirectly lambasted Kenyatta's economic management asserting that Ruto would return the country to the Kibaki era of governance regarded by many as an era of effective if corruption-addled government...


Kenyatta's securocrats cast into the cold

That stretches public credulity given that Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and others have been repeatedly and credibly linked to graft scandals quite apart from Ruto's own vast and unexplained wealth all acquired during a 30-year political career...


Pricing Ruto's promises

His running mate Rigathi Gachagua a Kikuyu expects to have control over half of the government jobs...


Ruto takes his revenge

And few expect the anti-corruption prosecution of Ruto's running mate Rigathi Gachagua to continue...


Taking the fifth

The rival Kenya Kwanza team behind Ruto his deputy presidential nominee Rigathi Gachagua and ex-ministers Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang'ula are confident that on the day they will restore the lead they held until May (Dispatches 24/1/22 Musalia Mudavadi springs January surprise as he backs Deputy President Ruto)...

The voting preferences of women will be more significant but perhaps counter-intuitively the choice of Karua as the first female Deputy Presidential candidate by Azimio in May has not resulted in a nationwide switch by woman voters to Raila/Karua as the majority remain pro-Ruto by a significant margin according to the local TIFA opinion polls (Dispatches 16/5/22 Martha Karua and Rigathi Gachagua make the cut as running mates)...

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When the political descends to the personal

The fierce arguments between Karua and Ruto's running mate Rigathi Gachagua saw both candidates try to establish their potential for leadership (AC Dispatches 15/5/22 Martha Karua and Rigathi Gachagua make the cut as running mates)...


Now the numbers favour Raila Odinga

Ruto's pickAfter weeks of speculation and delays Ruto picked Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua at the expense of Senator Kithure Kindiki in Tharaka-Nithi who was the preferred candidate among Mount Kenya MPs in Ruto's Kenya Kwanza (AC Vol 61 No 19 Keeping up with the Kenyattas)...


A running mate scorned

In response Ruto selected Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua who has acquired a reputation as a rabble rousing campaigner but faces corruption and money-laundering charges (Dispatches 16/5/22 Martha Karua and Rigathi Gachagua make the cut as running mates)...


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