Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has responded to his Deputy Polycarp Igathe’s exit from City Hall.

Sonko briefly confirmed receipt of Igathe’s resignation letter saying he would issue a detailed statement later.

Igathe issued a surprise resignation statement on Friday January 12, citing his failure to obtain trust from Governor Sonko as the main reason for quitting.

Multiple reports confirm also that Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi who was copied in the one page Igathe memo had received it.

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“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.

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.