@Mpasho

Pray for him! Jaguar breaks his leg during marikiti protest

1 weeks ago, 14:54

By: Queen Serem

Jaguar, the Starehe Member of parliament dislocated his ankle during a stampede at Marikiti/Wakulima market where protests took place on Wednesday evening.

Charles Njagua, his real name, was treated at Karen Hospital and discharged.

Jaguar told the Star by phone on Thursday that trouble started as county officials moved in on hawkers who had sought refuge at the market.

A standoff ensued after they arrested a trader at the market after mistaking him for a hawker.

“The county operators had been looking for hawkers who went to hide in the market. Their arrest of the innocent man led to a deadly confrontation,” Jaguar said. 

He added that the officers clobbered the person, escalating the row and causing running battles.

The officers got overwhelmed so they called regular police and the General Service Unit for reinforcement.

“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 said. “It was during the commotion that there was a stampede.”

Jaguar said the protest was also motivated by the arrest of five of the market’s officials. The chairman was apprehended yesterday after going to check on his colleagues who had been arrested.

Jaquar said efforts to settle the matter out of court were futile as the county askaris were unwilling to listen, saying their colleagues had been injured.

“We are not fighting the county government … city askaris should act in a humane manner and stop using excessive force,” he said.


Read More


Category: entertainment news lifestyle

Suggested

1 hour ago
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
'It is ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment' Amnesty International opposes Ruth Kamande sentence

Amnesty International is opposed to the death sentence handed to prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande. ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
3 hours ago, 10:20
@Mpasho - By: Lily Mwangi
Utajua ni mazishi! Man receives thorough beating from waitress after grabbing her a**

A young waitress got her own back on a man who grabbed her backside – by throwing him to the floor and giving him a very public shaming. ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
1 hours ago, 12:09
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
Magufuli hapendi ujinga! Hamisa Mobetto forced to plead for forgiveness after nude photos

Hamisa Mobetto has pleaded for forgiveness after she was summoned by the Tanzanian Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA). Mobetto was summoned over what were described as immoral photos of herself ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
1 hours ago, 11:57
@Mpasho - By: Geoffrey Mbuthia
Lala bila chupi! Makueni MP says that Kamba Women should sleep commando!

Makueni MP, Rose Museo, may not be a politician that you recognize but she from today you will probably know her. ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
2 hours ago, 11:33
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
Must see! This is Akothee's KCSE result slip with a D- in mathematics

Akothee scored a D- in Mathematics. Her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education tells it all.  The mother of five finished her form four in 2004 and got a mean grade of C+. ...

Category: entertainment news
2 hours ago, 11:30
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
Detectives raid stripper's clubs in Westlands overnight and rescue girls

During the operation, they rescued 21 Nepalese girls who were working there illegally. ...

Category: entertainment news

@Mpasho

Pray for him! Jaguar breaks his leg during marikiti protest

1 weeks ago, 14:54

By: Queen Serem

Jaguar, the Starehe Member of parliament dislocated his ankle during a stampede at Marikiti/Wakulima market where protests took place on Wednesday evening.

Charles Njagua, his real name, was treated at Karen Hospital and discharged.

Jaguar told the Star by phone on Thursday that trouble started as county officials moved in on hawkers who had sought refuge at the market.

A standoff ensued after they arrested a trader at the market after mistaking him for a hawker.

“The county operators had been looking for hawkers who went to hide in the market. Their arrest of the innocent man led to a deadly confrontation,” Jaguar said. 

He added that the officers clobbered the person, escalating the row and causing running battles.

The officers got overwhelmed so they called regular police and the General Service Unit for reinforcement.

“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 said. “It was during the commotion that there was a stampede.”

Jaguar said the protest was also motivated by the arrest of five of the market’s officials. The chairman was apprehended yesterday after going to check on his colleagues who had been arrested.

Jaquar said efforts to settle the matter out of court were futile as the county askaris were unwilling to listen, saying their colleagues had been injured.

“We are not fighting the county government … city askaris should act in a humane manner and stop using excessive force,” he said.


Read More

Category: entertainment news lifestyle

Suggested

1 hour ago
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
'It is ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment' Amnesty International opposes Ruth Kamande sentence

Amnesty International is opposed to the death sentence handed to prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande. ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
3 hours ago, 10:20
@Mpasho - By: Lily Mwangi
Utajua ni mazishi! Man receives thorough beating from waitress after grabbing her a**

A young waitress got her own back on a man who grabbed her backside – by throwing him to the floor and giving him a very public shaming. ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
1 hours ago, 12:09
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
Magufuli hapendi ujinga! Hamisa Mobetto forced to plead for forgiveness after nude photos

Hamisa Mobetto has pleaded for forgiveness after she was summoned by the Tanzanian Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA). Mobetto was summoned over what were described as immoral photos of herself ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
1 hours ago, 11:57
@Mpasho - By: Geoffrey Mbuthia
Lala bila chupi! Makueni MP says that Kamba Women should sleep commando!

Makueni MP, Rose Museo, may not be a politician that you recognize but she from today you will probably know her. ...

Category: entertainment news topnews lifestyle
2 hours ago, 11:33
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
Must see! This is Akothee's KCSE result slip with a D- in mathematics

Akothee scored a D- in Mathematics. Her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education tells it all.  The mother of five finished her form four in 2004 and got a mean grade of C+. ...

Category: entertainment news
2 hours ago, 11:30
@Mpasho - By: Queen Serem
Detectives raid stripper's clubs in Westlands overnight and rescue girls

During the operation, they rescued 21 Nepalese girls who were working there illegally. ...

Category: entertainment news
Our App