President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua gifted popular Kikuyu singer Muigai Wa Njioroge Sh2 million on Sunday.
The singer was celebrating his 25 years in the music industry and had invited several leaders including DP Gachagua.
Gachagua was the chief guest in the celebrations held at Thika Stadium.
"Ruto has sent me to give him Sh1 million because he recognises his work and I, Rigathi Gachagua, who has been nicknamed Riggy G by the youth, came up with another million," he said as he handed the millions put in a gunny sack to the artist.
Muigai is among the popular Mt Kenya figures who defied Former President Uhuru Kenyatta and backed William Ruto for the presidency.
He composed songs critical of Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga even as he praised President Ruto.
Trade CS Moses Kuria who was also present at the function also gifted the artist Sh1 million.
Gachagua also took the opportunity to commend musicians from the Central Kenya region for their unity and for entertaining their fans.
" I am glad to see the unity you have shown for one of you. Muigai wa Njoroge is a truthful man. He stood with us during the thick and thin of the last elections. Muigai is a gentleman", Gachagua noted.
The Deputy President was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi, MPs Kimani Ichung'wa (NA Majority leader), John Kawanjiku, Kiambaa, Ndindi Nyoro Kiharu, Jane Kihara Naivasha, Sabina Chege (Nominated), Mary Wa Maua (Maragua), and MCAs, among other leaders.