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Jaguar Cries Foul after Losing Starehe UDA Ticket: ‘Democracy at Stake’

Incumbent Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi alias Jaguar’s political journey has been dented after losing in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party nominations.

The Kigeugeu hit singer, who is among the politicians who defected from Jubilee to UDA, was seeking its ticket to defend his seat in the forthcoming August 9 General Election.

However, in the nominations conducted on Thursday, April 21, the youthful politician lost the Deputy President William Ruto owned party’s ticket to former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua.

Yet, the singer did not concede defeat and decried being rigged out.
He said the opinion polls that were used to determine who would fly the party’s flag in Starehe had denied the constituents their democratic right to go to the ballot again for the nominations and choose their preferred leader.

“The people of Starehe were denied their democratic right to go to the ballot again for the nominations and choose their leader. The party decided to carry out opinion polls to decide whom to award the nomination certificate and it has been done,” said Jaguar.

He went ahead to share a video that implied that the UDA certificates had already been preserved for specific candidates and the nominations were just for the optics.

“Could this be an outcome of certificates that started making rounds before nominations? Is democracy at stake here?” he posed.

Charles Jaguar. PHOTO | COURTESY

The first-time lawmaker said he will be holding discussions with the people of Starehe and decide whether he will be going for the seat as an independent candidate.

A section of Kenyans trooped to the comments section, some ridiculing him while others consoling him.

George Okello Jabondo said: “Bro you can’t harvest, where you didn’t sow! When your UDA opponent was busy popularizing the Party in Starehe Constituency, you were busy singing BBI Hossana. You Would have remained in Jubilee and defended your seat as a Jubilee candidate.”

Keegan Ong’ombe Junior said. “Ule Uhuru ulikua unaimba kwa rally za UDA ati ni kigeugeu, one day you will live to thank him. Never ever bite a hand that fed you once, pole lakini!”

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Godfrey Wacira said: “Go independent mhesh wananchi have the say. Usikumbali kupangwa.go go haste..usibishane na wao.”

Welly Ken said: “There is a very big difference between being popular and being effective/hardworking.”

Simoney Augusta said: “Be not idle. Do the best of which you are capable. Then accept whatever happens! That is way to Peace!”

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