Starehe MP Charles Njagua also known as Jaguar has spoken after he was arrested outside Parliament on Wednesday.
Jaguar speaks after being arrested outside Parliament
He was arrested on Wednesday
In a tweet, Jaguar said that his utterances on foreigners doing business in Kenya were misunderstood.
He further stated that people from other countries are welcome to do business in Kenya and he means peace for the country.
“My recent sentiments over the invading of our market by foreigners have been greatly misinterpreted. I mean peace for the country and businesses should go on uninterrupted and all foreigners are welcome to our country,” he said.
His statement comes just hours after the first time MP was arrested over 'xenophobic' remarks on foreigners who are traders in Nairobi.
The legislator pointed an accusing finger at Chinese, Tanzanian and Ugandan traders for dominating businesses that would otherwise be done by locals in Kenya.
In a video that went viral, Jaguar while addressing a crowd threatened to have the foreign traders, deported back to their countries.
The government on Wednesday issued a statement denouncing the lawmaker’s remarks, after neighbouring Tanzania took the matter serious and demanded an apology from the Starehe MP and the Government of Kenya.
In a letter by Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna, he reassured foreigners of their safety and that of their property as they do business in Kenya.
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