Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his outgoing deputy Polycarp Igathe. /Photo: Nation

Kenyans continue to respond to the dramatic resignation of Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe, late Friday January 12.

Igathe threw in the towel citing his failure to win governor Sonko’s trust as basis for his sudden move.

“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.

He had submitted a brief letter to his boss too, expressing his intent-with minimal explanation than what his Twitter update conveyed.

A screenshot of an updated Twitter avatar for Polycarp Igathe. He states he is the outgoing Nairobi deputy governor.

Mr Igathe said he was resigning effective 1pm on Wednesday, January 31. He thanked Governor Mike Sonko for the opportunity to work as his deputy.

“Serving Kenyans in Nairobi under your leadership has been an honour and distinct privilege. I am grateful to Nairobians and yourself for giving me the opportunity to serve,” Igathe’s letter read in part.

A photo of Polycarp Igathe’s resignation. /Courtesy

Responses from Kenyans over the matter ranged from praises for Igathe’s “appropriate” conduct as a deputy county boss to mockery as the wrong partner Mike Sonko had in him.

We feature a sample of the most emotive comments from Kenyans on Twitter.

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