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Kamanda floors Jaguar in Starehe battle

Starehe MP Maina Kamanda will fly Jubilee Party’s flag in the constituency after beating entertainer Charles Njagua aka Jaguar in a hotly contested race.

The incumbent garnered 10,374 votes against Jaguar’s 8,391 votes.

Earlier on, heavy police presence was witnessed at Starehe constituency’s Jubilee Party tallying centre as two of the MP aspirants waited for the announcement of results.

Three lorries of GSU officers drove into the Jamuhuri High School grounds and the officers manned all corners of the school compound.

The school gate had been locked with a padlock with officers barring any more agents from coming in.

PROTESTED

Some agents received tags through the fence from their colleagues who had already accessed the tallying centre and demanded to enter.

Police armed with teargas canisters patrolled the compound as the agents milled around the tallying hall.

The tallying centre was still announcing the ward results by Thursday morning as it awaited results from the five wards.

Both Jaguar and Mr Kamanda were present at the tallying centre awaiting the announcement.

While Jaguar left the hall immediately after the returning officer announced the final tally, Kamanda and his supporters celebrated the victory within the tallying station and left shortly after to celebrate around the constituency.

Supporters of Jaguar bitterly protested the outcome of the exercise and police had to step in and contained the situation.