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Starehe MP Charles Njagua Dumps Uhuru For Ruto


The Starehe Member of Parliament Hon. Charles Njagua has ditched the Jubilee Party to join the United Democratic Alliance movement.

The artist cum politician was officially welcomed to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) by Deputy President William Ruto at his offices in Karen.

According to Charles Njagua, the ‘Kigeugeu’ hit maker ‘has decided to join the winning team’ ahead of the upcoming General Election in August later this year.

He will be looking to secure his second successive term as Starehe Constituency legislator on a UDA ticket.

Njagua’s entry into the Ruto-led United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party comes a day after the party leader met Amani National Congress (ANC) Party leader Hon. 

Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi in a possible ‘joint-coalition’ ahead of the 2022 General Election.


After his defection to UDA party, legislator Charles Njagua broke his silence and thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for his support in his leadership as a member of parliament.

Njagua thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for his cordial working relationship with the people of Starehe constituency. He further thanked the head of state for appointing him in Nacada board and also for supporting him in 2017 polls.

“I would like to thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for the good working relationship that we have had over the years drawing way back from the time I was appointed as a board member at NACADA. In 2017, we were elected under the Jubilee Party to deliver the manifesto that we had,” he noted

 Charles also noted he made the decision because he believes it is DP Ruto who is the best deal for his people in Starehe.

“A time has come and decisions have to be made… I feel that working with the Deputy President is the best option for my people of Starehe,” he added.

The MP who contested the parliamentary seat in 2017 also holder of a bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Mount Kenya University.