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VIDEO: Nairobi Gubernatorial Aspirant Igathe Washes Public Toilet in CBD to Show 'Humility'

Polycarp Igathe, a businessman and politician, has sparked a storm of controversy on social media after a video of him cleaning a public toilet in Nairobi's famed Central Business District [CBD] went viral on Tuesday, June 7th.

In the video, Igathe is heard saying that public toilets must be managed thoroughly and should be available for all residents.

Igathe also added that he was washing the toilet to show Kenyans the dignity that Nairobians would enjoy if he is elected as the next Nairobi governor.

Politicians are known to show their acts of humility and kindness, especially during electioneering periods as a form of public relations.

A section of Kenyans has termed Igathe`s act as Public relations and as a way of seeking Votes from Nairobians.

Igathe is seeking to unseat the current Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu Mwendwa.

In the 2017 general elections, he was elected to the position of Deputy Governor Nairobi City County on the jubilee political party as former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko`s Running Mate.

However, he later resigned abruptly on 12 January 2018, alleging to lack of trust from his boss Mike Sonko.

In 2022 19th April he announced his candidature to run for Nairobi gubernatorial seat on the Jubilee ticket way late, considering there were other three candidates who are also vying on the same ticket.

Polycarp was nominated to fly the gubernatorial flag for the Azimio-OKA coalition in the August 2022 general election.

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Nairobi Gubernatorial Aspirant PolycarpIgathe.PHOTO FILE

The Nairobi Seat has attracted the attention of Different Politicians including, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, the current Governor Ann Kananu, businesswoman and founder of Ann Kagure, and many more.

Sakaja, Johnson
Since his election in the 2017 elections, he has served as a Senator for Nairobi.


Prior to joining the Senate, he was elected to the House of Commons as a member of The National Alliance (TNA) in 2013. He'd thrown a party for which he was the host.

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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja. PHOTO FILE

Ann Kananu

Ann Kananu is the county's third and first female governor. She was nominated to deputize former governor Mike Sonko before he was impeached earlier in 2020. She has also served as the Director of Nairobi County's Disaster and Emergency Management Department.

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Current Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu. PHOTO FILE.

She is also willing to secure her seat coming august 9th polls.

Agnes Kagure

Anne Kagure is an entrepreneur and the founder of the Ann Kagure Foundation, which aims to assist society's least fortunate.

The City businesswoman was cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to contest for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.

Ms. Kagure who is vying on an independent ticket unveiled Abel Onchari Oyieyo as her running mate on Monday 6th June.

“I am a firm believer in the youth's potential to lead. This is why I settled on the youthful Abel Onchari Oyieyo as my running mate/DG,” Kagure wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

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Business Woman Ann Kagure. PHOTO FILE

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