During the 2022 presidential campaigns, Kenyans often took to social media trolling former Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua over his dressing style.
Social media users asked former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Personal Assistant to work on his dress code as he is set to become the second most powerful person in the land.
For instance, Gachagua’s oversized suit caught the attention of internet users on May 19, with many criticizing his designer.
Speaking on Tuesday, September 13, just hours before heading to Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, for his swearing-in, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said he was aware that many have been raising questions about his style of dressing.
Gachagua, who rose from one-term MP to the second in command blamed the outgoing government for his poor dress code, stating that the witch hunt by the government forced him to shift his focus and priorities.
“We did not have time to go and buy new clothes to cope with the extra weight. We were targeted …the first instinct was to stay safe. I needed to be alive,
“For the last 9 years, I have been under surveillance from state agencies. They have been following me wherever I go, listening to my telephone calls and following my wife and children,” Gachagua revealed.
The billionaire businessman-cum politician confirmed that he was in bad shape and that he was working to change it.
Speaking during a workout session in Karen before the inauguration, assured Kenyans that he will transform his look in the next three months.
Gachagua indicated that he currently weighs 94 kilograms and is planning on losing 10 kilograms in the coming months.
“People have raised questions about how I dress, but I want to tell them that I had no luxury to think about dressing. I was caring about my life, and staying safe. But now that it is all over, in another three months, people will like what they see,” Gachagua said.