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Governor Sonko’s reaction following Igathe’s resignation as Nairobi Deputy Governor

Posted on 13th Jan 2018 07:10:15 in

Governor Mike Sonko with Polycarp Igathe during the launch of their manifesto. [Photo: Courtesy]

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has reacted to Polycarp Igathe’s abrupt resignation as Nairobi Deputy Governor.

According to a statement from Mr Sonko’s office on Friday evening, he acknowledged the receipt of Mr Igathe’s resignation letter.

The Governor stated that he would address the public at a later date in view of the unexpected turn of events.

“The Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has received a letter of resignation from Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe. The Governor is considering the letter and will issue a comprehensive statement later,” the statement read.

Igathe resigned, citing frustrations because he ‘failed to earn the Governor’s trust’, in what is blamed on strained working relationship with Sonko.

“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 posted on his Twitter account.

“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,” he added. See Also: The Igathe shocker: How City Hall’s shortest political marriage hit the rocks