Polycarp Igathe resigns as Nairobi Deputy Governor

Written By: Rose Welimo/Irene Muchuma

Nairobi DP Igathe

Polycarp Igathe has resigned as the Nairobi Deputy Governor. In a message on his twitter handle, Igathe claims he has failed to earn the trust Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko to enable him drive the Administration and Management of the county.

He said would serve until 31st of this month.

“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 said.

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Igathe who has been in office for barely five months further says he has stepped down to avoid abusing or betraying his oath of office to Kenyans, Nairobi residents and his family. He has expressed appreciation for the support he has received so far.

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In response to his resignation, a statement from the office of the Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, acknowledged receipt of the resignation of the deputy governor.

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The statement says the governor is considering the letter and will issue a statement. Igathe joined politics from the private sector, having served as CEO at Vivo Energy.

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During his swearing in on August 21st 2017, Igathe promised to make Nairobi the best city and to support of the Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s manifesto to Nairobians.

He promised to ensure access to water, better healthcare, proper sewerage system and well-maintained roads among others.



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