Why Jaguar wants IEBC offices relocated from Anniversary Towers
Starehe MP Charles Kanyi alias Jaguar has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to relocate its offices from the Anniversary Towers.
Jaguar wrote to the commission on Thursday urging them to move their offices from his constituency due to the chaos that have been witnessed in Nairobi’s CBD.
The first time MP in his letter copied to the Inspector General of Police asked the IEBC to consider having their offices located at the Bomas of Kenya where it had the national tallying centre during the election.
“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.
Jaguar went to estimate the losses incurred by his constituents during the demos.
“Estimates show that an approximate Sh100million shillings 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 Sh 1billion. This is unacceptable given our growing economy,” he wrote.
Jaguar in a press conference later on Thursday afternoon said he had received a lot of complains 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.
The MP’s letter and statement comes hours after the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i banned demonstrations within the Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu central business districts.
The ban he said was informed by the destruction of property including vehicles and looting in businesses witnessed in the Nairobi CBD during the Monday and Wednesday demos.