Igathe should assume office for remainder of governors term, court told

By Nancy Gitonga
Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with former deputy governor Polycarp Igathe at a past event. Photo/PD/FILE
In summary

A Nairobi voter has moved to court to have Polycarp Igathe assume office for the remainder of the governors term.

Under certificate of urgency, Patrick Kiiru argues that Igathe’s resignation was never formally communicated to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

As such, Kiiru says there is no vacancy in the office of the deputy governor.

“There being no vacancy in the office of the Deputy Governor, Igathe ought to have assumed office for the remainder of the governor’s term as contemplated under Article 182(2) of the Constitution,” argues Kiiru.

The resignation by Igathe, according to court documents, was not communicated to the Assembly Speaker.

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