The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says that Polycarp Igathe is still the Nairobi deputy governor.
The commission said it is not aware that Igathe resigned from the position since it did not receive any formal communication regarding his exit.
IEBC said this while responding to a letter from the Nairobi County Assembly Clerk and Speaker Beatrice Elachi, where the two were seeking an advisory opinion after Governor Mike Sonko was barred from accessing his office over graft charges last December.
“On the vacancy in the office of the Deputy Governor, Nairobi County, the Commission has not received any formal communication as to the alleged vacancy other than information in the media,” IEBC Director of Legal and Public Affairs Michael Goa stated in a letter dated January 9th, 2020.
Igathe announced his resignation in January, 2018 citing frosted relationship with Governor Sonko, writing:
“Dear Nairobians, it is with a heavy heart that I resign from my seat as elected Deputy Governor of Nairobi City County effective 1 pm on 31st Jan 2018.
I regret I have failed to earn the trust of the Governor to enable me to drive Admin & Management of the county. 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.”