Starehe MP, Charles Njagua Kanyi, popularly known as Jaguar was on Monday, June 29th around mid-morning arrested for allegedly provoking traders at the controversial Mwariro market in Nairobi.
It is reported that the legislator incited youths to forcibly occupy stalls at Mwariro market which saw him get held in Nairobi Area, Nairobi Region Police Commander Philip Ndolo said.
I’m currently at Nairobi Area. The charges against me are unclear though they seem connected to Mwariro Market. I’ll keep fighting for my constituents. Being a leader is tough but my resolve remains unshaken. Allocations at Mwariro Market have to be fair.Charles Njagua Kanyi
The national government built the two-storey market using funds from the World Bank.
Police Commander Philip Ndolo claimed that last Friday, Mr Njagua mobilized 200 people at the market to cause chaos and demand ownership of the stalls.
“What he did was wrong because the market was built by the national government and not a single cent from the Starehe CDF kitty was spent. He cannot purport to have the right to share out the stalls. Additionally, it was wrong for him to gather a crowd during this time of Covid-19. His mistakes are many,” he explained.
‘The government’s plan is to allocate the stalls to the most deserving persons, starting with those who paved way for the market’s construction.’
“Those with interest have been asked to apply through the concerned ministry. Due process shall be followed,” Mr Ndolo said.
Appreciating his fans and follower on his official twitter page, Jaguar thanked Nandi Senator Hon Kiprotich Arap Cherargei ,Makadara MP Hon George Aladwa, Embakasi East MP Hon Babu Owino & Nairobi Central Ward MCA Hon Daniel Ngengi Muturi for visiting him to offer their support.