Ivy Chelimo: The Lawyer Behind DP Gachagua’s Riggy G Nickname

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and lawyer Ivy Chelimo PHOTO/COURTESY

A young lady who coined Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s nickname has finally spoken.

Ivy Chelimo, a young and promising lawyer was the first person to refer to the second in command as Riggy G.

According to the Catholic University alumna, she came up with the name while watching the deputy presidential debate.

“It happened in the spur of the moment. I had not thought much about the nickname but started seeing people mention it, so I thought someone else had coined it before me,” Chelimo said.

Chelimo said after making the tweet, she forgot about it until her friends texted her and told her that she was trending on Twitter.

“I was so shaken when my friends texted while at work saying I was trending on Twitter. Nine out of times, it is usually not because of something good. I had an influx of messages. It was overwhelming,” she added.


Lawyer Ivy Chelimo PHOTO/COURTESY

At the same time, the lawyer disclosed that she has since landed a deal.

“I got lots of traction on Twitter. I was also approached by different brands looking to work for me,” Chelimo stated.

The lawyer also asked the deputy president to work for Kenyans who elected them and fulfill promises made during campaigns.

“I hope you live up to your name and be a G by fulfilling the promises made. The entire country is looking up to you to make Kenya a great country,” Chelimo said.

Elsewhere, Gachagua was praised after publicly attacking former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The DP hit out at Uhuru when he took to the podium to make his inauguration speech after taking the oath of office.

Gachagua accused Uhuru of messing the country’s economy, adding that the new government have a hard task of reviving the economy.

“The truth of the matter is that we have inherited a dilapidated economy which is almost facing shut down. We have a huge task to liberate this country and bring it back to where Mwai Kibaki left it,” he said.

He also claimed that Uhuru’s administration operated on intimidations, threats and surveillance of government officers.

“Today, I want to tell the people of Kenya that you are finally free. Public servants and all people of Kenya you don’t have to fear talking through WhatsApp for fear of being recorded

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“I want to give a word on behalf of our President, that you are free to criticise his government without fear of reprisal,” Gachagua added.

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