Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe has conceded defeat to Johnson Sakaja.
In the Sunday morning statement, Igathe reiterated he respect the decision of Nairobi residents and thanked his supporters.
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Igathe gathered a total of 573,516 votes against his competitor’s 699,392 votes according to official results by the IEBC making Sakaja the third governor of Nairobi city county.
Igathe vied on a Jubilee party ticket fronted by the Azimio coalition while Sakaja was on Kenya Kwanza’s UDA party.
Igathe served as deputy governor for Nairobi for 6 months before resigning from the Mike Sonko led county government in 2018.
Johnson Sakaja on the other hand has served at the senate as Nairobi senator for one term.
Igathe is set to make a corporate comeback having spent most of his time and made an impeccable career in corporate corridors.