10 things you didn’t know about Polycarp Igathe
A lot is known about Kenyan businessman Polycarp Igathe, the Jubilee Party gubernatorial aspirant for Nairobi County, but a lot about him is also not known.
Igathe who is a politician and an excellent corporate executive just served as the Chief Commercial Officer in Equity Group Holdings and has also served Vivo Energy Africa as the Vice President in charge of Sales and Marketing.
The shortest-serving deputy Nairobi governor and probably across has been attracting major and highly-coveted postings in major companies and organizations owing to his vast experience and composure at work.
The man who hardly plays golf but hangs around golfers has gone back to politics after he resigned over what he claimed as having failed to earn trust in the disgraced Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko.
As he seeks to transform Nairobi for the better, the 49-year-old will be deputized by former Kibwezi MP Philip Kaloki who is from the Kalonzo Musyoka-led Wiper Democratic Movement party.
The two will vie on the Jubilee ticket under the Azimio caravan supporting Raila Odinga for the presidency.
While a lot is known about him including the fact that he was born on September 21, 1972, in Ruiru, Kiambu County, many Kenyans don't know that Igathe is a dedicated family man who hardly spends his evenings in clubs and entertainment joints but with his wife and children.
The father of three teenagers loves working in the morning; reserving his evenings for his family.
The hopeful next Nairobi governor’s greatest worry in life is failing in his state as a family man.
Unknown to many, Igathe loves Ugali Matumbo more than any other meal.
He prefers running instead of spending hours in the gym lifting dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, medicine balls and sandbags.
The successful career man is not the late business mogul Chris Kirubi’s son as many think.
Before he came into the limelight, Igathe served as the Managing Director at Haco Industries for a decade.