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Sonko, Igathe in show of unity amid reports of ugly fallout

By DAVID KWALIMWA December 14th, 2017 1 min read

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.

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.