Prominent lawyer and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi has scorned outgoing Nairobi Deputy governor Polycarp Igathe after his Friday resignation.
Ahmednasir condemned Igathe’s move to leave office denting the former Vivo Chief Executive Officer’s character.
“Polycarp Igathe’s resignation as Deputy Governor of Nairobi should be condemned in the strongest terms possible…for it shows what a poor judge of character he is” Ahmednassir stated in a tweet.
He poked holes into his decision to “bed” Mike Sonko in the August 8 gubernatorial ticket for the City County.
“…obviously he didn’t do his homework before he jumped into BED with Mike Sonko,” Ahmednasir said.
According to Ahmednasir, Igathe resigned because he failed to become “a loyal factotum” and his resignation was total betrayal of the electorate.
“Polycarp Igathe should be court marshalled for unlawful desertion…total betrayal of the electorate…”, he wrote.
In his Friday evening 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.
He further stated 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 in a subsequent message.
Governor Mike Sonko confirmed receipt of Igathe’s resignation letter in a brief notice through the County’s communications office.
He said he would issue a detailed statement later.