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Jaguar cries foul after missing UDA nomination

Starehe lawmaker Charles Njagua alias Jaguar has cried foul after losing the chance to vie for the seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.

The youthful politician, who doubles up as a popular musician, claimed the political outfit associated with Deputy President William Ruto had denied Kenyans a chance to elect a leader of their choice.

“Could this be an outcome of certificates that started making rounds before nominations?” he posed in a message on his socials.

The huu mwaka hitmaker then hinted at defending his seat as an Independent.

“I will be holding discussions with the people of Starehe and decide on the way forward. The voice of the people matters. #Hatubadilishi.”

Jaguar was hoping he will be the UDA flagbearer after dumping President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party.

“A time has come and decisions have to be made, the welfare of the people has to be considered. Starehe is a cosmopolitan constituency with many Small Medium Enterprises(SMEs) and the bottom up ideology suits them best. Due to this, I feel that working with the Deputy President in his party as he runs for his presidential bid and as he works towards implementing his policies is the best option for my people of Starehe,” he noted in a letter addressed to President Kenyatta.

But the musician now appears to have been dumped by UDA in favour of Simon Mbugua for the Starehe MP seat.

The UDA issued a provisional nomination certificate to Simon Mbugua on Thursday.

The moves comes barely a week after UDA announced it would conduct a repeat nomination exercise in the constituency due to incidences of violence.

It’s second time Jaguar is dumped.

In 2017, he was reduced to tears when Jubilee gave Maina Kamanda the ticket.

It required the intervention of President Uhuru Kenyatta to get his ticket back and contest to win the main elections.

Jaguar is a musician known for singing songs such as Kigeugeu where he accused politicians for being liars.