Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has slammed Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe for protesting on lack of trust from his boss Mike Sonko in his Friday, January 12 resignation.
Ngunyi alluded that it was improper for Igathe to court for trust from a political leader, and especially Mike Sonko, the Nairobi governor.
“The Currency of politics is not trust. It is common interests. Trust is for girls, if you are a boy. Polycarp should not have asked for Sonko’s trust. Sonko is not a girl. He is a th*g,” Mutahi Ngunyi said in a tweet.
Igathe tendered his resignation to his boss on Friday thus becoming the first deputy governor to hang up boots after the August 8 election.
In a statement, Igathe cited his failure to win governor Sonko’s trust as basis for his resignation.
“Dear Nairobians, it is with a heavy heart that I resign my seat as elected Deputy Governor of Nairobi City County effective 1pm on 31st Jan 2018,” Igathe stated in a tweet.
“I regret I have failed to earn the trust of the Governor to enable me to drive Admin & Management of the county,” he added.
In a report by The Star, it was alleged that the two were not in good terms over key operations at City Hall due to infringement from State House operatives.
Update Kenya featured, Igathe and his boss as they came out to dispel the rumors saying they were working smoothly to serve the lives of city residents as pledged in their campaign for office.
But that impetus lasted just few months.
Igathe said on Friday that his resignation was in the good interest of the oath he took as he was not ready to betray his commitment to serve Kenyans, Nairobi residents and his family.
“Without fear, favour or ill will I step down to avoid abusing or betraying my oath of office to Kenyans, Nairobians and my family. Thank you for the encouraging support given to me so far,” he said.