Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has “accepted” his Kiambaa counterpart, John Njuguna Wanjiku, as his son.
On Sunday, Gachagua and his wife, Dorcas Wanjiku, who is a pastor, hosted Wanjiku at their residence in Nyeri County.
The lawmaker said he had decided to embrace his younger colleague during the recent Kiambaa parliamentary by-election as some people claimed that he was the biological father.
“During the Kiambaa by-election, Harambee House bloggers, Kieleweke politicians, and Kameme FM morning show presenters gave me a ‘son’.
“Pastor Dorcas Wanjiku Rigathi and I were excited to receive our ‘son’ in our rural home in Sagana where we had a ‘family’ lunch,” he said on his social media platforms.
The Kiambaa lawmaker was escorted by Deputy President William Ruto, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa, and a few Tangatanga politicians.
At the height of Kiambaa mini-poll propaganda, perfected by both DP Ruto UDA and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party camps, there were allegations that Wanjiku was been fronted by his ‘father’, Gachagua.
The Jubilee side claimed that the Mathira MP fathered the 35-year-old when he worked as District Officer (DO) in Kiambaa during the Moi regime.
However, Wanjiku refuted the claims, saying he was raised by a single mother.
He added that by the time his mother died she had not told him who his father was.
The MP also wondered why he would have to struggle, yet his ‘dad’ Gachagua is a wealthy man.
Before his election in July, Wanjiku said he was a struggling car dealer in Kiambu County.