Singer lands new government job that places him in the center of controversy

Jaguar has landed a new government job that has placed him right at center of controversial multi-billion shillings Jubilee project.

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Jaguar to the board of National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) in April 2015.

The singer has zealously spearheading the fight against drug abuse attracting praise from Kenyans while at the same time he has clashed with a few NACADA directors whom he accused of being corrupt.

Jaguar’s exemplary work at NACADA could be the reason why he was given yet another lucrative government job.

Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, has appointed the “Take It Slow” singer as Water ambassador.

Jaguar was appointed Water ambassador at a ceremony that was attended by Deputy President William Ruto, CS Wamalwa and other dignitaries.

“With much gratitude and appreciation to Water ministry for the appointment as Water ambassador.....Humbled.” Jaguar posted after he landed the new government job.

But thorny challenges awaits Jaguar in his new job; Water and Irrigation ministry has been hit by a major controversy involving Kes 6.8 billion water project in Muranga.

Raila Odinga has given the government headache saying the project which is meant to increase water supply in Nairobi, will not benefit the general public, instead alleging that the water will benefit a few individuals in Nakuru and Naivasha where the water will be channeled to.

The Cord leader further says that the project will turn eight surrounding counties into deserts as rivers (Yurith, Sise, Kipsonoi, Itare Ndoinet, Timbilil, Chemosir, Itare Kiptiget, Itare Chemosit, Diony Soet, Kipchorian, Songol and Jamju) will be diverted by the project.

Jaguar will surely have a hard task beating the drum for the Water ministry.

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