Igathe's Remark on Fall Out With Sonko

  • Nairobi County Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe on Thursday denied claims that he had fallen out with his boss Governor Mike Sonko.

    In a tweet, the Deputy Governor noted that their main aim as the new administration was to focus and ensure that better service delivery is achieved. 

    Mr Igathe further noted that for now the City residents should watch and support the administration then judge them later based on the results achieved.

    [caption caption="File image of Governor Mike Sonko and Polycarp Igathe"][/caption]

    He made the remarks following claims that State House had taken over the operations at City Hall since the Governor and Mr Igathe were in bad terms.

    Governor Sonko also responded to the allegations stating that the authors of the report were trying to blackmail him as he had refused to prequalify their proxy companies to win contracts for supplies to City Hall.

    "I'm in very good books with my Deputy Polycarp Igathe," Sonko stated before posting screenshots of conversations between them as evidence of their regular communication.

    Sonko further divulged that the National Government had begun paying off its Sh80 Billion debt to Nairobi City County.

    The claims emerged following the launch of the Sh17 Billion Nairobi Regeneration Project in Nairobi, where Igathe and Tourism CS Najib Balala were appointed Co-Chairmen of the technical committee of the Special Taskforce on Nairobi.

    A statement released by the President read in part: "The programme will be between the national government and the County Government of Nairobi and will cost billions of shillings.

    [caption caption="File image of Govenor Mike Sonko and Polycarp Igathe"][/caption]

    "It focuses on key economic and social sectors and is expected to significantly improve the livelihoods of Nairobi residents.