It was a very ugly scene in Parliament.
The song they were singing was Jaguar’s 2011 Hit ‘Kigeugeu’ where he takes shots at politicians calling them Vigeugeu which means two-faced.
As E Daily reports, breaking out in a song was not enough as some booed him when he called himself ‘The Landlord of Parliament’ as his constituency houses Parliament Buildings.
“Mr Speaker, I am telling the honourable members that I am the landlord of this House because the Parliament Buildings are located in Starehe constituency,” Jaguar said eliciting the jeers .
Later, some MPs butted in when he used the local slang ‘Sheng’ during his speech.
A situation that forced Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi to come in and control the drama before it got out of hand.
Cheboi put his foot down by saying “I want to repeat that there will be no interruptions, other than members must speak the language which they started using when they started addressing the House. So, nobody will interrupt honourable Jaguar, at all!”
Once the house had settled down, Jaguar proceeded with his speech and thanked Starehe Constituency residents for electing him as their MP.
“Thank you Mr Speaker. I want to thank the Starehe people for trusting a youthful leader against all odds. They stood firm and voted for me overwhelmingly. This is indeed very rare in Kenya. I promise that I will not let them down.” He said
Jaguar then spoke on the song ‘Kigeugeu’ which had caused a pandemonium in parliament “Mr Speaker Sir, and the Government, as you all know, before I joined politics I came from the music industry. I am the one who sang the song Kigeugeu and honourable members have been urging me to withdraw the song because I have now joined politics. But if you listen to the song, it does not touch on politicians only. It touches on all evils that happen in this country and the rest of the world.”
He then concluded his speech with “In conclusion, I want to say that we have Bonly one country called Kenya; and it is one of the best places to live in this world; let us not divide it through petty politics and shenanigans. This country is bigger than all of us. Leadership is not a privilege; it is a responsibility.”