Polycarp Igathe has probably set a record for being the shortest Nairobi deputy governor. His tenure as Sonko’s number two lasted for less than half a year. The announcement shocked many, but there had been some rumblings that all was not well at city hall.
Kenyan politicians NEVER resign! Even when faced with corruption allegations or even if they were comatose for months on end, no resignation letter would come forth! So to see one do so has come as a shock to many. Social media went abuzz when his resignation was made public.
As you would expect, the posts ranged from the funny to the serious. Below are some of the best reactions to the proclamation:
#PolycarpIgathe thanks for confirming to Nairobians that you are not capable.
— antone haukwa (@antone_haukwa) January 12, 2018
Polycarp Igathe’s resignation is NEITHER here NOR there. No one under the sun is irreplaceable. We have seen GREAT leaders PASSING ON while in office and in a matter of hours they are replaced. Cc @MarkMasai @ntvkenya #PolycarpIgathe
— MC Tony Taiti (@TonyTaiti) January 12, 2018
— Flo Njau (@flonjau) January 12, 2018
#PolycarpIgathe found out that in a community of idiots, clever people sound stupid.
— #NyakwarMwalimu (@_makondeng) January 13, 2018
— 😭Nancy_wawasi🥀 (@NancieWawasi) January 12, 2018
Polycarp Igathe found out first hand just how hard it is to report to a senior officer with junior qualifications.
— Jerry Owilli (@JerryOwilli) January 12, 2018
Polycarp igathe resigns ..despite the screenshots from Mike Sonko,media was right there was feuds between the two.Sonko should now choose kalembe ndile as his deputy,Education dwarfs one side
— CB🌣 (@SoshBoru) January 12, 2018
Polycarp Igathe did what now pic.twitter.com/hvx2USPxpD
— Marie Mwangi (@itsnjerimwangi) January 12, 2018
As Polycarp Igathe resigns, US Ambassador to Panama resigns, saying he can no longer serve Trump administration. What a #ShitHole Friday!
— Ahmed Mohamed (@Asmali77) January 12, 2018
” Work hard till you are able to resign in the middle of January like Polycarp Igathe.” pic.twitter.com/YnaIMpLiJw
— Nasir (@nasirkenya) January 13, 2018
Polycarp Igathe just found out that in a community of idiots, clever people sound stupid.
He should be applauded for resigning without public pressure
— CB🌣 (@SoshBoru) January 13, 2018
And the prophesy about Polycarp Igathe resigning comes to pass. So modern day prophets still exist pic.twitter.com/0r6ToNJ5Xk
— Romeo Otiti (@OriamaOtiti) January 13, 2018
When you hear Polycarp Igathe has resined and you voted sonko in because of him………and a Sonko guy is telling you nothing would change. pic.twitter.com/hHPCmw6twV
— Achillah_the jocker. (@achillah_s) January 13, 2018
There you have it. Polycarp is gone. Nairobi is now left in the great hands of Sonko.