Nairobi deputy governor resigns

Polycarp Igathe(In white) together with Mike Sonko during the campaigns PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:Nairobi deputy governor has handed in his resignation.

In a series of tweets, the deputy governer announced his resignation effective 31st January citing lack of trust from the Nairobi governor Gideon Mbuvi Mike 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.” Igathe tweeted.

“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.

His resignation comes amidst speculation that he had been engaged in a tug of war with the governor over running of county affairs.