DP Gachagua steals show at Music festival, explains his love for ‘Obokano’

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is the talk of town, with Kenyans fondly referring to him as Riggy G.

Playing the Guest of Honour at the Kenya Music Festival finale in Kisumu on Friday, Gachagua ‘lacked’ the manners of a guest, and took to the stage at the excitement of the audience.

It was a Luo dance by Tonga Boys Primary School from Nyanza region that drew the DP from his seat, amid ululations and tumultuous applause.

Despite the synchronized and vigorous moves by the dancers, ‘Riggy G’ did his best to match their energy.

He later explained his love for the Obokano instrument.

“I enjoyed playing Obokano, an instrument played during happy occasions like weddings and traditional dowry negotiations (Ekerero). In Ancient days it used to be played after war victory,” the DP explained.

Further, the DP congratulated Kisii Polytechnic for their wonderful performance.

“A great performance by Kisii Polytechnic during the Kenya Music festival, Kisumu County,” he said in a tweet.

Gachagua was accompanied by government officials and state officers among the Education CS Prof. George Magoha, Bomet Women representative Linet Toto and former Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala.

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