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Sonko, Igathe: Ignore the rummours, we’re a team

Nairobi deputy governor Polycarp Igathe wants city residents to ignore rumors of a rift between him and his boss governor Mike Sonko.

The relationship between the two has been the subject of speculation online, with claims that they are no longer working together.

“Political distractions aside, we have a brotherhood that goes beyond the ongoing rumors,” he wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

Igathe went on to share photos of him and Sonko enjoying light moments over some drinks.


He captioned the photos; “Sonko’s humour is for the Oscars. I couldn’t have asked for a better Boss. #WorkHardPlayHard.”

The duo hosted the Iranian ambassador on Thursday to discuss education and health partnerships. They also met representatives from Somati vehicles NV Belgium to discuss provision of firefighting equipment to schools in the county.

Governor Sonko shared photos of the meeting on his Facebook page accompanied with a statement on his relationship with his deputy.

“My deputy later briefed me on various development matters touching on roads and infrastructural development as well as ICT. I wish to assure the people of Nairobi that the NCC executive is working together with the sole aim of uplifting the living standards of Nairobians,” wrote Sonko.

County governments have in the last five years been crippled by fighting among leaders with some deputies and their governors not seeing eye to eye by the end of the first term.