In Summary
  • This comes after the lapse of the resignation notice that Mr Igathe gave on January 11.
  • There had been hopes that the former Vivo Energy managing director would rescind his decision to relinquish his position.
  • There were behind-the-scenes attempts to reunite the former deputy with his boss Sonko.

The long wait and expectations of a reconciliation between Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his deputy Polycarp Igathe is now officially over after the expiry of a notice given by the latter.

This comes after the lapse of the resignation notice that Mr Igathe gave on January 11.

While tendering his resignation last month in a letter to his boss and County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi, Mr Igathe said that he would continue to serve Nairobi residents until 1pm Wednesday, January 31.

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 1 pm on Jan 31, 2018. I regret I have failed to earn the trust of the governor to enable me to drive administration and management of the county,” read a post on his Twitter account on Friday, January 12.

There had been hopes that the former Vivo Energy managing director would rescind his decision to relinquish his position as the number two in Nairobi County just after a little over four months into office but that did not happen.

Instead, Mr Igathe dashed all the feint hopes left by declaring on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he was moving on from his previous position of a deputy governor but would continue to serve Nairobi people as an advisor.

ADVISOR

“It has been a great pleasure serving Nairobians and I will continue to serve as an advisor, beyond my previous position of Nairobi County Deputy Governor,” read the tweet posted exactly eight minutes after the expiry of the notice period he was to serve.

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