Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe has resigned.
On Twitter, Igathe said on Friday that he had failed to earn Governor Mike Sonko’s trust.
Sonko and Igathe were supposed to be the dynamic duo — one the brash politician beloved by the people, the other the experienced manager who would run the city day-to-day. Sonko would do politics, Igathe would manage.
The diminished role for Sonko didn’t work out.
On December 14 the Star exclusively reported that Sonko and Igathe had fallen out, claims Sonko denied.
“Dear Nairobians, it is with a heavy heart that I resign my seat as elected Deputy…