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Starehe MP Hon. Jaguar to spend another night in police cell

Starehe Member of Parliament Hon. Charles Njagua also better known as Jaguar will spend another night in police cell.\

This comes after the prosecution pleaded with the court to allow them 14 days to complete their investigation.

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The Starehe MP was arrested on Wednesday following his xenophobic attack on Tanzanians, Ugandans and other foreigners conducting their businesses in Nairobi.

Appearing before Milimani Law Courts Magistrate Sinkiyan Tobiko on Thursday, the prosecution asked for 14 days to complete their investigation into his remarks.

In his defense, Lawyer Dan Okatch said his client was arrested outside Parliament thus has a duty to his constituency.

Also read: Starehe MP Hon. Jaguar arrested over incitement

Hon. Charles Njagua’s remarks have caused diplomatic fallout between Kenya and Tanzania who condemned it as the Kenyan Government assured them of safety of their citizens.

Aware of the damage caused, Jaguar downplayed the remarks saying they were in line with those of Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’I on foreigners conducting illegal businesses in Kenya.

“My sentiments echoed yesterday with a directive to C.S Matiang’i was meant for the Chinese who have invaded our markets making businesses almost unbearable bearing for our citizens.I am not against any regional unions that are meant to promote both local and regional trade.”

He further added that his sentiments have been misinterpreted as he means peace for the country and business should go on uninterrupted.

“My recent sentiments over the invading of our market by foreigners have been greatly misinterpreted. I mean peace for the country and businesses should go on uninterrupted and all foreigners are welcome to our country.”

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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