Polycarp Igathe is no longer the Nairobi County deputy governor.
This follows the expiry of his resignation notice submitted on January 11, 2018, in which he said he would resign his seat effective 1 pm January 30, 2018.
“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,” said Igathe, who had only served at City Hall for five months.
After Igathe made public his resignation, Jubilee Party leaders in Nairobi led by Senator Johnson Sakaja and Moses Kuria are reported to have initiated a process to broker a truce between Governor Mike Sonko and his deputy.
Sonko will now serve his full term in office without a deputy unless Parliament amends the County Governments Amendment Bill to give powers to Governors to appoint their deputies should a vacancy arise in the office.