Starehe Member of Parliament (MP) Charles Njagua alias Jaguar has expressed discontentment after United Democratic Alliance (UDA) settled on Simon Mbugua as the Starahe constituency flagbearer.
Jaguar cries foul as UDA hands party ticket to Simon Mbugua
Jaguar ditched Jubilee Party for DP Ruto’s UDA in January
The first time MP and Kigeugeu singer cried foul, alleging that the people of Starahe had been denied their democratic right after UDA failed to do a repeat nomination exercise in the constituency.
“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.
“Could this be an outcome of certificates that started making rounds before nominations? Is democracy at stake here? I will be holding discussions with the people of Starehe and decide on the way forward. The voice of the people matters,” Jaguar lamented.
On April 20, 2022 the UDA National Elections Board announced a repeat nomination in Starehe, after the primaries we rocked with chaos, but the exercise never happened.
“The UDA National Elections Board has reached a conclusion to hold repeat nominations for the M.P and MCA seats on separate dates to ensure that the exercise is carried out flawlessly.
“MCA nominations will be held on Wednesday 20th and for the M.P later in the course of the week,” Jaguar remarked.
Starehe MP Jaguar ditches Jubilee Party for DP Ruto’s UDA
Jaguar decamped to United Democratic Alliance (UDA) from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubile party in January.
He was officially welcomed to the UDA party by Deputy President William Ruto in an occasion that was held at his Karen office.
In 2017, Jaguar won the Starehe parliamentary seat on a Jubilee Party ticket, after flopping his able competitors Steve Mbogo and Boniface Mwangi.
“Nothing would count without God Above. I thank the People of Starehe for having the confidence and trust in me to represent them in Parliament. I thank all my supporters, friends and family who stayed out late campaigning. I also congratulate my Worthy Opponents; Steve Mbogo, Boniface Mwangi and Hon Kwenya who put up well-spirited campaigns,” Jaguar said in 2017 after emerging victorious.
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