Starehe MP Charles Njagua’s lover, Lulu Diva, said her compatriots overreacted to the legislator’s remarks allegedly calling for the assaulting and ejection of Tanzanian traders operating in Nairobi markets.
“If you visit our markets, you would realise they have been taken over by Tanzanian and Ugandan traders. It is time we say: ‘Enough is enough’! We give the Kenyan authorities 24 hours to send the foreign traders away. If they don’t, we – personally — will beat them up and kick them out. We fear nobody,” Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, said in a statement recorded on video on June 24.
And exactly one month later, the youthful MP’s lover, a model and singer who hails from Tanzania, has come to the defense of the former musician.
Speaking recently to Tanzania’s Bongo 5, Lulu Diva said: “As Tanzanians, we overreacted to his [Jaguar’s] remarks. How I understood his gripe is that he is a leader, who cares for the constituents he was elected to represent. I would liken Jaguar to Tanzania’s Paul Makonda, who is at the forefront in protecting the welfare of Dar es Salaam people. So, Jaguar saw that the people in his constituency were increasingly becoming jobless, and he needed to act,” said Lulu Diva.
“The wrong thing he did is that he mentioned the nationalities of the said-foreigners, whom he believes are taking jobs that belong to Kenyans. And in his wisdom, he found it appropriate to apologise over his remarks. If we, Tanzanians, are guided by wisdom, then we should forgive him. I, personally, have already forgiven him,” said Lulu Diva.
The two have been dating for four months now.
In a previous interview with K24 Digital, Jaguar confirmed that he was in a relationship with the singer.
“Lulu Diva is a pretty woman, who most men, if not all, would love to have. She is also lovable. My relationship with her shows that contrary to the now-popular belief that I dislike Tanzanians, I actually do appreciate them to the extent of entangling with one of them,” Jaguar said.