Throwback Photos Of Rigathi Gachagua And Uhuru Kenyatta Before Money And Fame

Kenyan politician Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta held the presidency of the country from 2013 until 2022.

Before assuming the presidency, Uhuru served as the representative for Gatundu South from 2002 to 2013. From 2007 to 2013, he held the position of deputy prime minister in the grand coalition government.

Uhuru’s mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, was the fourth wife of Kenya’s founding president, Jomo Kenyatta. He was born on October 26, 1961, and when he was three years old, his father Jomo Kenyatta enrolled him in a creche since preschools or daycare centers were not readily available. The Lady Northey creche on State House Road became his early educational foundation.

Uhuru attended Nairobi’s St. Mary’s School, and briefly worked as a teller at the Kenya Commercial Bank between 1979 and 1980. Later, he pursued higher education, studying economics, politics, and government at Amherst College in the United States.

Upon returning to Kenya, he established a successful nursery and also took on responsibilities in the family business.

In the 2022 presidential contest, William Samoei Ruto selected Geoffrey Rigathi as his running mate, which significantly increased Rigathi’s popularity.

Geoffrey Rigathi Gachagua, formerly a Division Officer under President Moi, Personal Assistant to Uhuru Kenyatta under President Mwai Kibaki, and a one-term Member of Parliament for Mathira, is now serving as a Deputy. Rigathi’s electoral success started when he was elected to represent Mathira in parliament in 2017. He hails from a family with Mau Mau combatant roots, including relatives Nahashon Gachagua Reriani and Martha Kirigo.

Born as the eighth child among nine siblings, Rigathi’s educational journey took him from Kabiruini Primary School to Kianyaga High School, then to the University of Nairobi, and finally to Oklahoma University.

Geoffrey Rigathi Gachagua previously worked as Davidson Ngibuini’s personal assistant and served at the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Heritage from 1989 to 1992.