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Sonko’s running mate, Igathe, to stay on as Vivo Energy boss

Polycarp Igathe will continue with his duties as the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Kenya even after being unveiled as the running mate to Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko.

In a letter to his colleagues at Vivo Energy dated May 16, 2017, Mr Igathe expressed his enthusiasm to launch his political career, but maintained that he would continue as MD of Vivo Energy Kenya at until the August 8 general elections.

“I will remain managing director of Vivo Energy Kenya until at least the election and, if successful would then leave Vivo Energy Kenya to become Deputy Governor of Nairobi,” Mr Igathe’s letter reads in part.


“Naturally I will need to spend some time campaigning for the next three months. I know that I will have the full support of the country leadership team to continue to manage the businesses while I am away,” he further wrote.

The Sonko, Igathe combination has been received with mixed reactions by Kenyans on Twitter.