The day started like any other for Ivy Chelimo on 19th July 2022. This was the day we had the presidential running mates debate and the many viewers were waiting eagerly the face-off between Hon Rigathi Gachagua of Kenya kwanza and Azimio’s finest Hon Martha Karua.
As the battle of wits between Martha Karua and Rigathi Gachagua began, Ivy observed keenly on the flow of thoughts of Riggy G. She noted with concern for the delay of the phrase “Freedom is coming” from Rigathi’s submission. Ivy tweeted; “Riggy G amekataa kutaja freedom” at exactly 9.11PM EAT. The tweet went out of proportion and gained traction as the Kenyans on twitter reacted positively to the new nickname for our beloved deputy president.
Kenyan youths took this new name positively from the way Rigathi outsmarted Martha karua whom everyone was underrated before the running mates debate. It came out that Riggy G is smart, sharp and eloquent. He touches key elements that moved almost everyone in this country who watched the debate.
Riggy G won the hearts of many Kenyans during the inauguration ceremony on 13th September at the Kasarani Stadium when he was given opportunity to give his maiden speech. He spoke so eloquent and composed as he said, ” We have inherited a dilapidated economy”. Riggy G gained traction on this juncture.
On 23rd September during his first visit as the Deputy President to Kisumu where he graced the National Music Festivals. H.E Rigathi Gachagua acknowledged his new name Riggy G and this moved many even the legislators he was with at the festival. He recognized the importance of mentoring the youth to use their immense creativity positively and impact the society.
Two weeks later, H.E Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua on a live TV interview from his home in Mathira Nyeri county, he confirmed the recognition of the young lady Ivy Chelimo the initiator of Riggy G. He asked his sons to look for and have dinner and appreciate her creativity from his salary.
An appointment was book for Ivy Chelimo and her parents to visit the deputy president at his office Harambee Annex. Yesterday, 17th October, Ivy had an opportunity to interact and take photos with H.E Rigathi Gachagua at the office with parents. Later, Ivy accompanied Dp to Kajiado county where the world commemorated WORLD FOOD DAY at Rombo ward Oloitoktok.
During the ceremony, the deputy president introduced Ivy to the gathering. On his point Bwana Deputy confirm that he has given Ivy Chelimo a job at his office. This melted hearts. This gesture has really won the hearts of many kenyans and the kenyans on twitter. Many have noted that when your lucky day knocks be ready to receive abundance of showers of blessings.
“May the God of Ivy Chelimo hear your prayers”- @cbs_ke tweet. For Kenyans on twitter KOT, we wish Ivy Chelimo best of luck in her new endeavors.
Geoffrey Moturi is a Digital Journalist, An Electrical Engineer and Founder & CEO Kawangware Finest Digital Media Ltd.