Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi, better known as Jaguar, has joined the party of Vice President William Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
The first MP was inaugurated by Ruto on Monday January 24 at a meeting attended by Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and his Kapseret colleague Oscar Sudi.
A statement posted on the party’s Twitter page welcomed the singer, who turned out to be a politician for UDA.
“Welcome to the nation of crooks, Mr. Charles Njagua aka Jaguar, Member of Parliament for Starehe State,” he said.
UDA President Jonhson Muthama also welcomed Jaguar and noted that the party is growing.
“The party continues to grow rapidly with boundaries as more and more leaders choose to join the winning team,” he wrote.
Jaguar, a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, is the latest to join the Ruto party after Njogge journalist Njogu was inaugurated on Friday, January 21.
In 2017, Jaguar ran for the Starehe parliamentary seat for the Jubilee ticket and won.
He received 52,132 votes, followed by Steve Mbogo of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) with 32,357 votes, while prominent activist Boniface Mwangi emerged third with 13,413 votes.
He is expected to run for office again in the next election. Other people who have announced their intention to run for the seat of Member of Parliament are; Simon Mbugua and Steve Mbogo.
Jaguar has already crossed the country with Ruto, who wants to become Kenya’s fifth president. However, he has not been seen by the DP in recent months or attending their meetings and is believed to be considering his next step.