Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Starehe MP, Charles 'Jaguar' Njagua, has been arrested outside Parliament Buildings over his 'xenophobic' remarks.

The first time legislator had called on Nairobi traders to eject Tanzanian and Ugandan business operators from city markets.  

In a video that has since gone viral on social media, the singer-turned politician is heard telling foreigners engaged in business in his constituency to shut down and vacate the country failure to which they will be forcefully removed.

Government Spokesman, Cyrus Oguna, denounced the MP’s remarks saying they do not represent the Government’s official position.

“We wish to state that this is not the position of the Government and we denounce the comments carried in the video in the strongest terms possible.”

“Such comments are unfortunate and have no place in today’s ‘global environment,” said Oguna as he reassured foreign investors in the country of their security.

Meanwhile, Tanzania has supposedly summoned Kenya’s High Commissioner to Dar es Salaam, Dan Kazungu, to explain Jaguar’s ‘xenophobic’ remarks.

Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the Government took the remarks seriously and has summoned Kenya’s envoy to explain.

We summoned the Kenyan High Commissioner to Tanzania.”

“We also spoke to our High Commissioner in Kenya," Majaliwa said.


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