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Police ‘teargas’ MPs protesting Jaguar arrest

Members of Parliament were on Wednesday dispersed by police using teargas during a press conference they held in support of Starehe MP Charles ‘Jaguar’ Njagua.

The press conference was held at Kilimani police station where Jaguar who was earlier arrested over his xenophobic comments is being held.

The MPs also held demonstrations at the station in solidarity with Jaguar while demanding the released the lawmaker.

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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who led the demonstrations has warned the government of a revolution after the police allegedly threw tear gas at him.

“What Jaguar said is not any different from what Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said. Why he (Matiang’i) not been arrested?” questioned Kuria.

On June 12, 2019, Matiang’i ordered the deportation of four Chinese nationals doing retail trade at Gikomba market in Nairobi saying they have no legal permit.

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Kuria also said that someone was misadvising the government describing the action by police to throw teargas at the MPs as wrong.

“Tanzania burnt our chicken the other day and president Magufuli did not throw tear gas at those who protested. Why are we doing that in Kenya? An economic revolution is bigger than the teargas we have taken here today,” Kuria said.

Jaguar was caught on video accusing the Chinese, Tanzanian and Ugandan traders of dominating local businesses especially in Nyamakima, Gikomba, and Kamukunji.

The legislator gave the government a 24-hour ultimatum to deport the foreign traders or else, he will storm their shops and beat them up.

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