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No way back for Igathe to City Hall

Former Nairobi deputy governor Polycarp  Igathe. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Former Nairobi deputy governor Polycarp Igathe. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Former corporate honcho Polycarp Igathe has formally vacated office as Nairobi deputy governor following the expiry of his resignation notice, dashing hopes of reconciliation with Governor Mike Sonko.

Mr Igathe, who left Vivo Energy Kenya as MD last year to run alongside Governor Mike Sonko for Nairobi’s top political post, tendered his resignation letter on January 11 via twitter to be effective Wednesday in a surprise move that left thousands of his supporters shocked.

He claimed he had failed to earn the trust of Mr 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 advise the Admin & Management of the county,” said the former Deputy Governor in a post on his twitter account then.

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

Mr Igathe in a separate post on his Twitter account on Wednesday said he would not be going back to City Hall as thousands of his supporters would have wished, adding that time has come for him to serve Nairobians in another capacity.

Polycarp Igathe's resignation notice expired on Wednesday, dashing hopes of reconciliation with Governor Mike Sonko.

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