Starehe MP Jaguar wants IEBC headquarters moved from CBD

FILE PHOTO: Charles Kanyi Njagua alias Jaguar during a past press address
FILE PHOTO: Charles Kanyi Njagua alias Jaguar during a past press address

Starehe MP Charles “Jaguar” Njagua has written to IEBC seeking the relocation of the electoral commission’s headquarters at Anniversary Towers from the Central Business District (CBD) to Bomas of Kenya.

The first-time MP says that the existence of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) offices in the CBD, which lies within Starehe, has brought more harm to his constituency’s economy considering it is the centre-stage of the opposition demonstrations.

“Estimates show that approximately Ksh.100,000,000 is lost, directly and indirectly, when your stakeholders engage you. With the planned daily NASA engagements with you starting next week, my constituency members stand to lose Ksh1 billion. This is unacceptable,” read the statement.

The Jubilee MP further directs the electoral agency to make sure that it informs the Inspector General of Police whenever their stakeholders, NASA, plan to demonstrate.

The singer turned politician is looking forward to engaging IEBC on this matter after the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Nonetheless, Jaguar has no powers, whatsoever, to push the electoral commission out of the city centre given that the IEBC is an independent agency. IEBC has been a long-term tenant at the anniversary towers.

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