My business is to serve Nairobi people,says governor Sonko as he denies fallout with deputy

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BY CORRESPONDENT/MOMBASA,15TH JAN 2018-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko  says his main concern was how to serve the people of Nairobi who elected him into office and will not engage in side shows.Addressing the press in Mombasa  on Monday  January 15,the governor dined reports of there been bad blood between him and his deputy  Polycarp Igathe.

The governor who was speaking three days after Mr Igathe’s  resignation  ,says there will be no talks on reconciliation with his deputy unless there was consultation with top Jubilee party leadership.

“What dialogue? Those are issues that I cannot address here. They concern the people of Nairobi and [we] will talk about them when I get there. I cannot decide now. I will have to consult the electorates and other leaders who are also not part of Jubilee.

“We have a good working relationship with leaders from all the parties. I will consult them on the way forward as we are all determined to serve the people of Nairobi,” he added.

He spoke to journalists after he officially opened the Nairobi MCA Sectoral Committee on Water and Sanitation workshop at Pride Inn Hotel in Shanzu, Mombasa.

Mr Sonko said he would work with other elected leaders and professionals to deliver services to Nairobians.

“I have professors with me and other elected leaders around. I have also been a senator, a member of Parliament and God is there. Work will continue. We will serve our people and ensure they get what we promised them,” Mr Sonko said.

He dismissed reports that Mr Igathe’s resignation was the culmination of multi-billion-shilling tender wars.

Mr Sonko termed the reports propaganda and hearsay.

“Those are reports in the paper and they will remain just there. We cannot focus on hearsay,” he added.

Mr Igathe left office last Friday , eliciting reactions from across the country .

In the massage he posted on his twitter account, Igathe said he  has failed to earn Governor Sonko’s trust to enable him work at the county.

“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,” he said in a post on his Twitter account.

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