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Jaguar’s fingers crossed as his appeal is heard

Musician-turned-politician, Charles Njagua Kanyi aka Jaguar, is keeping his fingers crossed for the final verdict of the Jubilee Party Appeals Tribunal over the disputed Starehe parliamentary nominations.

The musician lost the nominations for the parliamentary seat to area MP Maina Kamanda during the party primaries but immediately lodged a complaint to the tribunal over the outcome of the hotly contested exercise.

According to the results that were announced on Thursday, the incumbent garnered 10,374 votes against Jaguar’s 8,391 votes.

The tribunal was conducting sessions on Saturday to hear 53 complaints filed by disgruntled aspirants who participants in the party primaries this week.


Jaguar is among those listed to be heard with three appeals chambers having been set up to deal with the complaints, according to Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju.

“Jubilee Party Appeals Tribunal is in session. We have a total of three chambers dealing with the cases. A lot of these are being settled, some of them have filed their complaints as a matter of record, otherwise they’re ready to move on and continue to support the party and we are very grateful for those who have done that,” Tuju said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has also assured the disgruntled aspirants that everyone will receive a fair hearing and pleaded with them to remain loyal to the party.