There is nothing left between me and Igathe to engage each other-Sonko

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2018-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has come out strongly opposing any possibility of having dialogue between him and   his outgoing deputy, Polycarp Igathe.

Speaking at a workshop in Kiambu County on Thursday, Sonko said Mr. Igathe’s resignation came as a shocker to him but it was “influenced by personal choice.”

The governor has instead said he will work with county ward representatives to move forward.

The Nairobi Ward reps vowed 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.

his position was also reiterated by Nairobi West MCA, Maurice Otieno, who was elected on ODM ticket.

Mr. Igathe resigned from his post on January 12, due to what he called  lack of good relationship between him and Governor Sonko.

“His resignation 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 Mr. Sonko.

“I regret I have failed to earn the trust of the governor to enable me to drive administration and management of the county. Without fear, favour or ill will, I step down to avoid abusing or betraying my oath of office to Kenyans, Nairobians and my family,” tweeted Mr Igathe.

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