Rigathi Gachagua

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Rigathi Gachagua
Deputy President of Kenya
Assumed office
13 September 2022
PresidentWilliam Ruto
Preceded byWilliam Ruto
Member of Parliament for Mathira Constituency
In office
ConstituencyMathira Constituency
Personal details
Geoffrey Rigathi Gachagua

1965 (age 57–58)
Nyeri District, Kenya
Political partyUDA
Other political
Kenya Kwanza (2022–present)
Alma materUniversity of Nairobi (Political Science and Literature)
Kenya School of Government

Rigathi Gachagua (born 1965) is a Kenyan politician and businessman who is the Deputy President of Kenya since 2022. He was a member of the National Assembly from 2017 to 2022.[1] He was the running mate for Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto for the 2022 election.[2] The Ruto-Gachagua ticket would go on to win the election by a 50.5% margin in August 2022.[3] In November 2022, Rigathi Gachagua faced corruption charges in a $60 million case. These charges were eventually dropped.[1].

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rigathi Gachagua". The Nation. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  2. Omulo, Collins (16 May 2022). "Gachagua: My vision as deputy president". The Nation. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  3. "Kenya's deputy president Ruto declared election winner". AP NEWS. 2022-08-15. Retrieved 2022-08-15.