Unknown details of Sonko's running mate Polycarp Igathe

Mr Igathe is the current Managing Director of Vivo Energy


The flamboyant politician-cum-businessman is vying for the seat of the Governor of Nairobi. He sought the opinion of over one million online Facebook users to help him choose a deputy.

Some of the proposed individuals were former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Dagoretti MP Dennis Waweru, Nairobi Women aspirant Millicent Omanga, Businessman Jimnah Mbaru, Former Town clerk John Gakuo, Former Presidential aspirant James Kiyapi and Janet Ouko.

Sources indicate that Mr Igathe broke the news to his staff mate at Vivo Energy after a closed-door meeting with Sonko at about 11am on Tuesday.

Well, who is this man Polycarp Igathe?

Here are quick facts about Mr Igathe, you would probably love to know.

6. Mr Igathe is intrinsic to managing risks especially in supply chain.

7. He routes his success in business to education and God. He acknowledges education as a real game changer. He loves the Kenyan’s hospitality but hates corruption and gossip.

8. He loves walking in the woods and running, as part of his relaxing pill. He once played golf, running only three times a week.

9. He advises young people to focus and move with speed. He is pissing of by the fact that many people lack focus,  especially those who have too many priorities to handle.

Mr Polycarp Igathe is the current managing director of Vivo Energy Kenya, the distributor and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants.

He once served as the chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and a director at the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, the apex body for the private sector in Kenya.

Before joining Vivo Energy, Igathe was the regional Managing Director for East Africa at fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Haco Tiger Brands.


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