The Polycarp Igathe resignation might come as a surprise to many but it was a ticking time bomb. This raises the question of the role of the deputy governor as an elected assistant of the governor in the county. Mr Igathe was considered by many as the brains in the duet, he provided a proven track record in management and was the best bet for Mr Sonko to implement his plans for capital. When Governor Wahome Gakuru died, Mr Sonko asked the Nyeri deputy governor to resign to give the people a chance to elect new leadership. It remains to be seen whether he will now resign to allow Nairobians to choose the deputy governor of their choice?
Source: Daily Nation January 13, 2018 18:00 UTC