Popular Kenyan Musician Charles Njagua Kanyi alias Jaguar has declared his interest to vie for the Starehe constituency come August 8 in the general elections.
Jaguar who is a personal friend to President Uhuru Kenyatta was appointed as a board member at the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) in 2015. A position which he resigned later last month due to personal reasons.
Jaguar’s entry into the Stare MP race will see him face activist Boniface Mwangi, city businessman Steve Mbogo and the incumbent MP Maina Kamanda. Mwangi will be vying on the recently launched Ukweli party, Steve Mbogo on an ODM ticket whereas Jaguar and Maina Kamanda will be using the Jubilee party ticket. Close sources told us that local leaders from Starehe constituency approached Jaguar to represent their people in the coming elections since he had proved that he can do it through his various community projects. Area residents believe that he can extend his good deeds when elected as their political leader.
Through the Jaguar foundation , he has been able to empower the youth in various part of the city like donating Car washing machines, cleaning various parts of the city, building bridges, giving out foodstuff to women and empowering the local youth groups especially in the Mukuru slums. Such projects have won many hearts of the Starehe residents which gives the former NACADA director a upper hand in the race.
Starehe residents say that they need someone who can represent their needs in Parliament and not someone who will be fighting the government using the same position. Sources from the ground also said that the residents need a leader who will represent all the tribes and not someone who will be vying on tribal basis which makes Jaguar a favorite among the rest in clinching the seat come August 8 when the general elections will be held. Jaguar being a youth and his closeness to the president and his deputy definitely makes his bid to be an easier one.
We wish him all the best.