Kenya's ruling party to finally control Nairobi county
Saturday August 12 2017
Nairobi governor-elect Mike Mbuvi Sonko (left) and deputy governor-elect Polycarp Igathe during the launch of their manifesto at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on July 23, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG
In February, President Uhuru Kenyatta accused Nairobi governor Evans Kidero of failing to work for the city residents and frustrating his government’s efforts to improve the city’s infrastructure.
Mr Sonko’s deputy governor-elect, Polycarp Igathe, a former chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, will be keenly watched as he was touted to be the ultimate chief executive of the city, as the governor plays a political role.
In December last year, the Jubilee administration proposed amending the Constitution to have the capital city run like Kampala, which was taken over by the central government six years ago.