No, Igathe has not been reappointed as Equity Group’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe dismissed the news as false in a phone call on August 24, 2022. This comes after he was unsuccessful in his bid for the county’s top job. Igathe has a “series of lucky events” with high-level corporate jobs, according to some.
According to the Equity Group website, Igathe was re-appointed as the Group CCO on March 16, 2020. Before rejoining Vivo in 2019, Igathe was the Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited.
Polycarp Igathe re-appointed as the Chief Commercial Officer of Equity Bank.
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. We called the former deputy governor on August 24, 2022 and he dismissed the claims as false.
We also discovered a statement on Equity Bank’s website indicating that Igathe re-joined the Equity Executive team on March 16, 2020 as the Group Chief Commercial Officer reporting to the Group CEO.