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Rigathi Gachagua Biography, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth.

Rigathi Gachagua Biography

Rigathi Gachagua was born in 1965 as the eighth child of Nahashon Gachagua Reriani and Martha Kirigo in Hiriga village, Mathira Constituency, Nyeri County. He is the younger brother of the late Nderitu Gachagua, the county’s first governor. In Mt. Kenya Forest, where Nahashon was building and servicing guns for the freedom fighters, his parents were Mau Mau freedom fighters. From 1971 to 1977, he attended Kabiruini Primary School before moving on to Kianyaga High School for his O-levels and A-levels. He enrolled at the University of Nairobi in 1985 and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Literature. Gachagua was the president of the Nyeri District University Students Association (Ndusa) at the University of Nairobi.

Rigathi Gachagua Career

Geoffrey Rigathi Gachagua is a Kenyan politician who has been the country’s Deputy President since 2022. He previously served as the Jubilee Party’s Member of Parliament for Mathira Constituency from 2017 to 2022. Gachagua was then chosen by UDA’s William Ruto as his running mate in the 2022 election, and the two were elected with slightly more than 50% of the vote. Gachagua worked briefly for Kenya’s Ministry of Home Affairs and National Heritage after graduation before joining the Administration Police Institute in 1990. Between 1991 and 1992, Gachagua worked as a District Officer Cadet in the Office of then-President Daniel Arap Moi after graduating from the Administration Police Institute.

Gachagua was elected to the Mathira constituency in the 2017 election and will serve for four years until 2022. On July 28, 2022, a Kenyan court ordered Rigathi Gachagua to repay KSh. 202 million (US$1.7 million), ruling that the funds were obtained through corruption.
Rigathi Gachagua was charged with corruption in a $60 million case in November 2022. These charges were later dropped.

Rigathi Gachagua Personal Life

Rigathi is married to Pastor Dorcas Wanjiku Rigathi, a retired banker and Mathira pastor.
In 1985, they met at the University of Nairobi during a joint university event attended by President Moi. Kevin and Keith, their two sons, were born in 1989.

Rigathi Gachagua Net Worth

Rigathi Gachagua has an estimated net worth of approximately $1 million.

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