Charles Njagua Kanyi, popularly known as Jaguar, will be the MP for Starehe Constituency for the next five years. The Kigeugeu singer trounced his opponents Steve Mbogo and activist Boniface Mwangi to emerge winner in the hotly contested polls. Long before the final announcement was made, Boniface Mwangi had already conceded defeat congratulating the MP-elect of Starehe.
Jaguar took to his social media to thank his fans, supporters and his competitors who he said ‘put up well-spirited campaigns’.
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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. This is not only a win for Starehe but a win for all the youth in Kenya who look towards a more promising future for Kenya. Let's now build the Starehe that we all want. God bless you all.
P-Unit’s Frasha who had campaigned for an MCA seat in Athi River Township did not vie as he stepped down only two weeks to the election. Meanwhile, coastal singer Ali Khamis aka Ally B (he of the maria fame) disputed results that he had lost to MUSUMBA RAPHAEL BWIRE in the race for Junda Ward MCAs seat.
It has not been an easy walk for Jaguar, who announced his bid for the seat and many people thought it was a publicity stunt. He faced the one of the toughest politicians (Maina Kamanda) to win the nomination ticket for Jubilee. He had to fight for it as it was almost taken from him by Maina Kamanda. Then he faced the rich Steve Mbogo and the popular activist Boniface Mwangi. Jaguar’s win inspires the youth, and it stands to be seen if he will deliver, something that will open more ways to other youth with similar ambitions. Various artistes have sent him congratulatory messages, including gospel singer Hopekid.
This comes less than a month after Uganda’s Bobi Wine was elected Mp.Bongo has Prof. Jay as a musician who made it to parliament (alongside Sugu).
Congratulations Jaguar, now it’s time to deliver what you promised.