Starehe MP Charles “Jaguar” Njagua is seeking the relocation of the electoral commission’s headquarters at Anniversary Towers from the Central Business District (CBD).
The first-time MP has submitted his request to IEBC urging them to move their offices from his constituency due to the chaos that has been witnessed in Nairobi’s CBD.
In his letter, submitted yesterday, Jaguar argues that the existence of the IEBC offices in the CBD has brought more harm to his constituency’s economy considering it is the center-stage of the opposition demonstrations.
“In the recent past, your stakeholders, specifically the Nasa coalition have made it impossible for individual and corporate members of my constituency to run their businesses in peace,” he wrote.
“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 MP further directs the electoral agency to make sure that it informs the Inspector General of Police whenever their stakeholders, NASA, plan to demonstrate.
In a press conference yesterday afternoon, Jaguar noted that he had received a lot of complaints from his constituents.
“Anytime the demos are held, traders have been at losses and the CBD comes to a standstill. I urge those whose property was destroyed to file a report at central police station as directed by the CS,” he said.