Starehe MP Charles Njagua aka Jaguar met with supporters of the opposition United Democratic Alliance (UDA) outside the official residence of Vice President William Ruto in Karen, Nairobi.
According to the report, on Tuesday, May 3, Ruto welcomed nearly 300 businessmen from the Starehe constituency, with the agenda being to announce Simon Mbugu’s candidacy.
Mbugua, the outgoing EALA MP, received a ticket from the UDA party with which he would be running for the Starehe MP seat.
The UDA party’s decision to issue a ticket to Mbugua shocked Jaguar who had thus thought of defending his current position.
As he marched, the first-term lawmaker said he would defend his seat as an independent candidate, thereby withdrawing his support for Ruto’s candidacy for the presidency.
At Tuesday’s rally in Karen, Jaguar was reported to have gone to the scene but was denied access for “causing a disturbance”.
Meanwhile, while Ruto was engaging with Starehe voters, the Jaguar was disturbed by a crowd of Vice President supporters outside Karen’s residence.
The crowd accused Jaguar of disrespecting the vice president after a parcel was issued to Mbugua.