Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua shared an amusing story from his past, revealing that he spent the first 17 years of his life without wearing underwear.
Speaking during a meeting with his former schoolmates at his office in Harambee Annex, Nairobi, Riggy G said he wore his first underwear in form two.
The DP is an alumnus of Kianyaga High in Kirinyaga.
“My first underwear I bought while in form two,” he said. The year was 1982.
Rigathi recalled lacking some of the student’s privileges because of his family background, He said things like inner garments were not a priority in their household.
“It was not a priority for my mother to wear an underwear…wewe wacha tulipe school fees kwanza hayo mengine tutapangana mbele,” Gachagua narrated, amid laughter from the fellow alumni.
“Some of us wore shoes the first time in Kianyaga…We have a story to tell,” he said.
DP Gachagua said together with other Kianyaga alumni they will soon visit the school to offer mentorship.
“This is a very emotional reunion formula. I am very excited to see you again, I thank you; I am happy for you. Kianyaga is now on the Kenyan map, and we owe gratitude to that institution,” the DP told his former schoolmates.
It was momentous spending 3 good hours at Harambee House Annex with former schoolmates at Kianyaga High School, where my journey to success and leadership began 45 years ago today. We traced our old days at “Kalahari” as the school is still known for being in a hot and dry area. pic.twitter.com/lJo0eCnmAc
— Rigathi Gachagua (@rigathi) March 6, 2023