airobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday postponed naming his deputy to allow further consultations with opposition Nasa.
Speaking during a press conference in Kilifi County, Mr Sonko explained that the National Super Alliance (Nasa) wrote a letter to him yesterday endorsing their nominee.
“I was ready with a nominee but I received a letter from Nasa requesting me to consider their nominee Rahab Wangui for the DG position. Therefore, I shall not be forwarding the name in the spirit of ‘handshake’ to allow for more consultation,” he said.
This now prolongs the wait by residents to have a substantive deputy governor following the resignation of Mr Polycarp Igathe last year.
Mr Igathe said he had failed to earn Mr Sonko’s trust. “Dear Nairobians, it is with a heavy heart that I resign my seat as elected Deputy Governor of Nairobi City County effective 1pm on Jan 31, 2018.