Executive Office of the Deputy President of Republic of Kenya
Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President

H.E. Pastor Dr. Dorcas Rigathi

Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President

H.E. Pastor Dr. Dorcas Rigathi is the Second Lady of the Republic of Kenya and Spouse of the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Rigathi Gachagua. She is a mother of two boys.

Pastor Dorcas was born in 1965 in Ndunyu ya Chege village in Gatanga Constituency, Muranga County. The family relocated to Kiandutu slums in Thika, where she attended Mugumo-ini Primary School.

She was a top student during her years in school and qualified for admission at the Alliance Girls High School in Kikuyu for her O-level education. Later, she undertook her A-levels at St. Francis Girls in Mangu.

She is a trained teacher, and a Bachelor of Education, Arts Degree holder from Kenyatta University. Pastor Dorcas also holds a diploma in professional management courses with a focus on the principles of modern management, business and management communication, and sales.

In honour of her work with the community, especially widows, and her ministry, Pastor Dorcas received an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity from Breakthrough International Bible University in 2021.

Pastor Dorcas is a career banker who worked with the Cooperative Bank for 15 years. She is also a judicious businesswoman.

Pastor Dorcas is active in the church and a member of the House of Grace, Nairobi. She started serving in the church as an usher in 2002 and was later ordained in 2011. Being the daughter of a widow, she has always been passionate about the less fortunate, and vulnerable, and has worked with widows since her university years.

She is passionate about helping the most vulnerable. Under the Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President (OSDP), Pastor Dorcas has a vision of A Dignified Future for vulnerable populations grounded on chaplaincy and family values, with the main focus groups being the boychild, orphans, widows, and persons with disabilities.

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Psalm 82:3