Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi ‘Sonko’ has chosen Vivo Energy Managing Director Polycarp Igathe to be his running mate in the coming general elections in August.
The flamboyant politician cum businessman is vying for the Governor of Nairobi and out of several other aspirants including Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Dennis Waweru, Millicent Omanga, Jimnah Mbaru, John Gakuo, James Kiyapi and Janet Ouko.
Well, what is it about this man Polycarp Igathe that made Sonko choose him for such a big role, overlooking all those other politicians to make him the perfect choice as deputy governor, yet he’s more of a businessman?
Well, how about we reveal to you 5 things that you don’t know about Polycarp Igathe.
- Polycarp Igathe is a father of three children, though he looks young. Actually, the youthful businessman is 44 years old and has been around for a while. Respect the man.
2. The man who might be Nairobi’s deputy governor soon is a lover of Ugali and Matumbo. Yes, for those who thought that the rich only love sushi and seafood, think again. Furahia kuwa Mkenya!
3. He is NOT Chris Kirubi’s son. Apparently, many of people out there believe that Polycarp Igathe is the son of Nairobi tycoon Chris Kirubi, but this is not so. The MD has however been rolling with that rumour and it seems to be going just well for him.
4. Poycarp Igathe was involved in a gun drama and nearly died. This confrontation was between Igathe and Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge, who shot in the air to stop workers from closing down a Shell petrol station he operated on Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
5. Polycarp Igathe has an expensive taste. Wait first I explain what I mean. The guy takes advantage of the fact that people think he’s Chris Kirubi’s son, and let’s them buy him expensive champagne and whiskeys.
To finish on the list there’s one more thing. The guy is a go-getter and an intelligent businessman. Before becoming Vivo MD, he worked as the Kenya Association of Manufacturers chairman, the Managing and Executive Director of Haco Industries Kenya and the director of Mercantile Insurance Company.
He was also Uchumi supermarkets director from May 2015 to March 23, 2016.