Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi alias Jaguar has received a little bit of respite as he continues to recover from a fractured foot.
A little over two weeks ago, the firebrand politician injured his right foot during a fracas between city council askaris and traders of Muthurwa, Marikiti and Wakulima markets.
Trouble is said to have started after County askaris stormed Marikiti market and arrested five traders and confiscated their goods. Among them was the traders’ association chairman Cyrus Kaguta.
“I came to the rescue of the traders and tried to talk to the officers but little did I know that they had called for reinforcement. They threw tear gas canisters, forcing the people to scamper for safety,” the MP narrated.
“It was during the commotion that there was a stampede.”
Jaguar was rushed to the Karen Hospital where he was treated and discharged, albeit with a foot cast.
For all his troubles, the Wakulima Market committee over the weekend presented the first time MP with gifts as a sign of gratitude.
“Received gifts from the executive committee of Wakulima market as a sign of gratitude for fighting for their rights during a clash between the traders and city council officers that lasted for two days. Unfortunately, during this incident, I fractured my leg but I pledge to continue fighting for and supporting my constituents,” said Jaguar as he received two sheep from the traders.