Jaguar protests after UDA hands Mbugua Starehe nomination ticket to run for for the Starehe Parliamentary seat.
Starehe MP Charles Njagua ‘Jaguar’ has suffered a major blow after his rival was handed a UDA ticket for the Starehe Parliamentary seat.
Njagua, who was running against EALA MP Simon Mbugua, was trounced in Wednesday’s opinion polls.
The UDA primaries for Starehe were canceled last week owing to “security concerns.”
The exercise was postponed as supporters of Starehe MP Njagua and his opponent MP Simon Mbugua clashed, according to reports.
The National Elections Board said that the party will choose popular candidates based on opinion polls.
Jaguar protests after UDA decision
Jaguar has protested the move arguing that his constituents were denied their democratic right to go to the ballot and choose their leader.
“The people of Starehe were denied their democratic right to go to the ballot again for the nominations and choose their leader. The party decided to carry out opinion polls to decide whom to award the nomination certificate and it has been done,” Njagua said.
“Could this be an outcome of certificates that started making rounds before nominations? Is democracy at stake here?” he posed.
The incumbent MP said he will be holding discussions with the people of Starehe and decide on the way forward.
Njagua officially ditched the Jubilee party and joined Deputy President William Ruto’s party early in January this year.