Kenyan musician turned politician Charles Njagua alias Jaguar has been arrested.
The Starehe Member of Parliament was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) outside Parliament buildings and whisked away.
He was arrested by plain-clothed police officers and loaded into a waiting car around 12:30 PM.
According to reports reaching Mpasho.co.ke, the detectives are headed to DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road.
Jaguar has been arrested because of his remarks that have been perceived as xenophobic
”If you assess our markets, Ugandans and Tanzanians have taken over our businesses… Now we are saying enough is enough. If a 24-hour ultimatum is not enough for them to be deported, we will remove them and we’ll beat them up and we will not fear anyone,” he was filmed saying.
The remarks were made while visiting traders along Kirinyaga Road.
Defending his remarks, Jaguar tweeted, “My sentiments echoed yesterday with a directive to C.S Matiang’i was meant for the Chinese who have invaded our markets making businesses almost unbearable bearing for our citizens.”
Adding, “I am not against any regional unions that are meant to promote both local and regional trade.”