Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has brushed off Polycarp Igathe’s resignation as a “Non-issue.”
The County boss has also ruled out the possibility of holding talks with his outgoing deputy who resigned from his position last week. He said he will engage city MCAs on the way forward.
Speaking at a workshop in Kiambu County yesterday, Sonko said Igathe’s resignation came as a shocker to him but it was “influenced by personal choice.”
“I do not want to comment on that for now, it is a non-issue to me. I did not fire him, he decided to exit. We have other elected leaders – the MCAs – and I’d urge Nairobi residents to have faith in us, even as we promise efficient service delivery. That is our prime focus,” said Sonko.
He was speaking at Ruiru Rainbow Resort in Kiambu after opening a three-day workshop for Nairobi MCAs to discuss the budget-making process and implementation of the county’s ward development fund.
Sonko said the MCAs did not discuss Igathe’s resignation with the Nairobi Ward reps vowing to support the governor to help make his term a success.
“Our support for Mr. Sonko is unequivocal and unconditional. We want him to continue to deliver services to the Nairobi people. He was given that mandate. We have given him a free hand to consult whoever he wants, and at whatever level he wants,” said Nairobi County Chief Whip Chege Mwaura.