Maina Kamanda: Jaguar’s tears triggered my loss of Starehe ticket in Party primaries

Nominated MP Maina Kamanda now says Starehe legislator Charles Njagua Kanyi, alias Jaguar, cunningly shed tears outside the Jubilee Party headquarters in Pangani in April 2017 so as to win emotions of the party’s tribunal committee members.

In the run-up to the August 8, 2017 general election, there was an impasse over who, between Jaguar and Mr Kamanda, had won Jubilee party’s ticket to run for Starehe Parliamentary election.

Initial results had shown that Mr Kamanda garnered 10,374 votes compared to Jaguar’s 8,391 votes in the April 2017 Jubilee Party primaries.

Jaguar appealed the results before the Jubilee Party tribunal committee, which overturned Mr Kamanda’s victory in May 2017.

The tribunal committee awarded the Party’s certificate to Jaguar, who went ahead to floor ODM’s Steve Mbogo in the race for Starehe legislative seat.

And now, Mr Kamanda has revisited the issue, saying Jaguar’s biggest weapon, which led to his Party primaries victory being overturned, was the MP’s tears outside Party headquarters.

Maina Kamanda made those remarks during a national integration and healing convention in Nairobi on Wednesday, August 22.


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