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Emmy Kosgei: Singer Laughs at Varied Pronunciations of Rigathi Gachagua’s Name: ‘Rikati Kashakwa’

Kalenjin singer Emmy Kosgei has sparked reactions after sharing varied pronunciations of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua. 

This follows Deputy President William Ruto’s decision to pick the MP as his running mate ahead of the August 9 General Elections. 

Emmy started with her dialect, the Kalenjin community which she noted that they pronounce the MP’s name as ‘Rikati Kashakwa’. 

The singer also stated that the Kikuyu community pronounce the lawmaker’s name as ‘Gacagoa’ while the Embu and Meru communities pronounce the name as ‘Ngacagwa’. 

Emmy added that Luos would pronounce the name as ‘Rigadi’ while those who communicate English most of the time would say ‘cashiergoer’. 

The singer followed the message with a disclaimer stating that she is not tribal. 

“We are not tribal but proud of our tribes. No hard fillings take it easy. Stop the phobia. Celebrate our roots. We have freedom to celebrate any Kenyan regardless of party or tribe. Be proud of it and don’t think tribal or politics,” she wrote. 

Gospel singer Emmy Kosgei PHOTO/COURTESY

The post sparked mixed reactions from netizens across the social media platform. 

Jackson Nyabuto: Don’t take sides please, you are a national if not international artist, who is respected by both Kenyans from all political affiliations. 

Njeri Wa Mbuthia: It’s hard to hide happiness or sadness, Emmy is within her rights to express her excitement. 

READ ALSO: Emmy Kosgei takes swipe on Kalenjin men for being ‘poor seducers’

Joanne Sambu: Let me stick to Rikati kashakwa. Its safe for my wellbeing. We can’t be struggling to say betrol brais is high and struggle na majina too. 

Betty Mwaura: You are not only a musician but a comedian too. Congratulations Rikati. Andu a nyumba are proud of you. UDA all the way.

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