Sonko, Igathe in show of unity amid reports of ugly fallout
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko teamed up with his deputy Polycarp Igathe on Thursday to quash reports of a fall out between them.
The duo took to Twitter on Thursday to respond to a news article published on Thursday that claimed a their political marriage in on the rocks.
The article suggested, among other things, that influential political operatives at State House had succeeded in some sort of a coup within City Hall, installing Igathe as the de facto boss.
From the onset, their’s was the most unlikely union, A suave corporate executive teaming up with a rabble-rouser politician for the Jubilee ticket. And though it was a triumphant ticket, there was always suspicion that their five-year term was never going to be a smooth sailing.
On Thursday, Mr Igathe played cool on the claims of out-foxing his boss, terming them as a ‘distraction’.
Governor Sonko however responded to the claims in typical style.
He blasted the journalists who wrote the article in not so pleasant terms couple with unsubstantiated claims that cannot be published for legal reasons.
And he wasn’t done as yet.
He went on to share screenshots of “personal communication” with his deputy via Whatsapp and SMS.
I'm in very good books with my Deputy @IgathePolycarp. The National Govt owes us over Ksh 80B & already they've started releasing this money to us in bits. We shall continue to partner with them for better transformation and well being of Nairobians in terms of service delivery. pic.twitter.com/huNaO2MmXy
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) December 14, 2017
The two have been at the helm in City Hall for barely five months and are yet to achieve their promises for the first 100 days in office.