, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 14 – Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has refuted claims that there is a rift between him and his deputy Polycarp Igathe dismissing them as rumuors.
This follows reports on one of the local dailies that the relationship between the two was frosty with the National Government running daily affairs of the county.
Through his facebook account, Sonko however stated that he is in very good books with Igathe and added that the National government has already started paying the county part of the Sh80 billion owed.
The Governor says City Hall will continue to partner with the National Government for better transformation and well being of Nairobi in terms of service delivery.
The article alleged a rocky relationship between himself and Igathe, and further alluded to a take-over by State House officials of the day-to-day operations of Nairobi County.
It had further, alleged that President Kenyatta had instructed Sonko to “focus on city politics and leave Igathe to run the county.”
In response, Sonko posted screenshots of conversations between himself and Deputy Governor Igathe in assurance that they were very much on good terms. “Looking at the attached texts and WhatsApp conversations does it look like we are falling apart?”
He further stated that the national government owes Nairobi County Sh80 billion which it had already started releasing in portions. “We shall continue to partner with them for better transformation and well being of Nairobians in terms of service delivery.”