Protests were rife at the Jubilee Party headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi on Saturday, April 29, when supporters of musician Jaguar, born Charles Njagua Kanyi, flocked the place, demanding that the stand-off following Starehe controversial primaries be resolved.
Jaguar was at one point captured on camera shedding tears, and wiping them off, when he heard that he, probably, would be forced to hit the negotiating table to hammer out a deal with his fiercest political rival, Maina Kamanda.
Jaguar further says that Mr Kamanda has been sending proxies to lure him into talks over the Starehe stand-off. Jaguar believes he won.
Kamanda had amassed 10, 384 votes compared to Jaguar’s 8, 300 votes to be declared winner.
Starehe Constituency primaries’ results stand suspended after the singer on Thursday protested the results, which had declared incumbent MP Maina Kamanda the winner, said Jubilee Party Secretary General, Raphael Tuju.
Tuju said investigations into the controversial results had been launched, and findings would soon be communicated.
Chaos had erupted at Jamhuri High School in Nairobi on Thursday, April 27, after Jaguar’s supporters stormed the tallying center demanding that the singer be declared Starehe MP Jubilee Party ticket winner.
Earlier reports, which were unconfirmed and had circulated on social media, claimed Jaguar, was ahead of the incumbent legislator, and was likely to be the next Jubilee Party candidate for Starehe MP.
Jubilee Party tribunal has set up three benches, comprising three officers, that target to attend to at least 50 petitions in a day, before May 10.