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Jaguar Net Worth, Properties He Owns, Education Background And Contribution In Parliament

Charles Njagua Kanyi, popularly known as Jaguar, has become a household name for what some have termed as ‘xenophobic’ remarks aimed at foreigners doing business in Kenya. The Starehe MP gave Interior Security Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi 24 hours to round up the foreigners and send them to their respective countries or he would do that-and give them a beating to boot. To quote the legislator: “If they will not have gone back to their countries, as your MP, we will get into their shops and remove them, beat them then drag them to the airport”. His remarks got Tanzanian politicians so miffed that they threatened to do the same to Kenyans hustling in their country. The ‘one centimeter’ hitmaker had just stirred the hornet’s nest. So, who is Jaguar?

Brief Bio
Born in a family of three, Jaguar was orphaned when he was only eleven years old. The artist had to fend for himself by doing menial jobs to put food in his mouth. He worked as a tout in the chaotic public service vehicles popularly known as matatus and that’s how he was able to raise money to pay his school fees. In 2004, the artist released his debut single “Utaweza Kweli” under the now defunct Mandugu Digitali record label. A year later, Jaguar changed studios and released a string of singles among them “Kigeugeu”. After having a successful stint at Ogopa Deejays, the singer joined Main Switch Studios.

Jaguar Net Worth, Properties He Owns, Education Background And Contribution In Parliament
He has a Range Rover, Jaguar Among Other Cars Photo/Courtesy

Education Background:

From

To

Education Institution

Qualification

2015

Date

Mt Kenya University

Bachelor of Arts- Peace Studies and Conflict Management (on- going)

1997

2001

Senior Chief Koinange Secondary School

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

1988

1996

Magutu Primary School

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

Joining Politics
Celebrities in Kenya have no luck when it comes to politics and it came as a surprise when Jaguar won the Starehe Parliamentary seat. He nearly lost the race after under hand dealings secured the coveted Jubilee party ticket to his archrival Maina Kamanda in the run-up to the 2017 general elections. Jaguar could not contain his emotions and cried infront of President Uhuru Kenyatta as he pleaded with him to intervene. Uhuru came through and Jaguar went on to beat his rivals Steve Mbogo and Boniface Mwangi.

Controversy
He was accused of causing the death of two people through dangerous driving. The Kigeugeu hitmaker was slapped with a soft fine of kes20,000 by the courts sparking outrage on social media platforms.

Properties He Owns
At one time touted as the richest artist in Kenya before Akothee came into the picture, Jaguar is truly living the life of the rich and famous. He owns multi-million houses in Nairobi and his rural home.

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Car Collection
The artist owns a Bentley,Range Rover sports, Mercedes Benz E240, BMW 5 Series, Toyota Lexus, Jaguar and Toyota Mark X.

Source of wealth
Even before he joined politics, Jaguar made good money. It is doubtful if he amassed his vast wealth through his music. It is doubtful if Jaguar amassed his wealth through music given that gigs-which are hard to come-pay at most kes300,000. Music doesn’t pay much. His pay as an MP is Sh710,000 ($7,100) excluding allowances. Here is his employment history:

  1. Employment/Service History:

From

To

Employer/Institution

Position Held

2017

To date

Kenya National Assembly

Member of Parliament, Starehe Constituency

2015

2017

National Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Director

Membership to Committees (12thParliament):

From

To

Committee

Position Held

2017

Date

Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare

Member

Jaguar Net Worth
Hivisasa.com puts Jaguar’s wealth at kes320million ($3.2million).

Contribution in Parliament

He has not sponsored a single bill.