Polycarp Igathe resigns as Nairobi Deputy governor after five months

Sonko and Igathe
Nairobi Governor-elect, Mike Sonko, and Deputy Governor-elect, Polycarp Igathe, at a past event.

Embattled Nairobi deputy governor, Polycarp Igathe, has resigned from office after five months in office.

Polycarp Igathe dropped the bombshell on Friday at 6pm via Twitter in what is expected to rock the politics of the county and the country with Nairobi being the nerve center.

“Dear Nairobians, it is with a heavy heart that I resign my seat as elected Deputy Governor of Nairobi City County effective 1pm on 31st Jan 2018. I regret I have failed to earn the trust of the Governor to enable me to drive Admin & Management of the county,” he tweeted.

“Without fear, favour or ill will I step down to avoid abusing or betraying my oath of office to Kenyans, Nairobians & my family. Thank you for the encouraging support given to me so far.”

There have been signs of cracks between Governor Mike Sonko and Igathe, with the political rumour mill hinting of a bitter fallout.

The two have gone to great lengths to try and portray a united front but that has not helped calm the situation.

Igathe joined politics from the private sector where he was Managing Director of Vivo Energy.


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