Polycarp Igathe To Vie Nairobi Gubernatorial Seat on a Jubilee Party ticket in August General Elections.
Polycarp Igathe, a former Nairobi Deputy Governor, has entered the city’s gubernatorial race.
Igathe made the statement while appearing on KTN News for an interview on Tuesday, April 19.
He indicated that he will run for the Jubilee Party ticket, and that he had already resigned from his work as a commercial banker.
“I will be in the streets campaigning in Nairobi. I am not a project of anyone. I am the people’s project,” he stated.
Nairobi is too huge and vital to be trivialized or left in the hands of inept individuals, according to Igathe, who served as Governor Mike Sonko’s deputy in 2017 but quit shortly after being sworn in.
Igathe added that the other candidates running for the Jubilee Party ticket had a democratic right to run and seek election.
“I have not tarnished their names. I will consult and discuss with them,” he stated.
“I am going to be the first politician who demonstrates that politics is not about looting wholesale from public coffers to distribute retail to your few friends, but it is about service and transforming livelihoods,” Igathe added.
Others seeking the Jubilee ticket in the gubernatorial bid include billionaire Richard Ngatia and businesswoman Agnes Kagure.
Meanwhile, according to reports, Tim Wanyonyi of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) would be announced as Igathe’s running mate.
Whoever gets the Azimio ticket will faceoff with Johnson Sakaja of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).