Starehe MP and musician Charles Njagua, alias Jaguar has spoken after undergoing a successfully corrective knee surgery.
Speaking to a local publication, the musician disclosed that police hit his knee with a teargas canister during a protest in Mirikiti Market, Nairobi in 2018 leaving him with a recurrent injury.
During the protests, Jaguar also dislocated his ankle and was treated at the Karen Hospital and discharged on the same day.
However, the knee problem persisted, prompting him to seek outpatient treatment at various city hospitals but unfortunately, none of the sessions seemed to permanently end the pain in his knee.
“Last Friday (June 25), the pain was at its peak! The condition also affected my nervous system. As a result, I temporarily lost vision. It was then that I said: ‘no, I can’t continue seeking run-of-the-mill treatment, let me visit the hospital for proper check-up and treatment’, said Jaguar.
The MP visited MP Shah Hospital where he was subjected to multiple tests, and doctors discovered that his knee cartilage and bones had been affected.
“I’m now feeling relieved; the pain has significantly subsided. Doctors have told me I might be discharged on Sunday or Monday. I am grateful to my family, friends, Starehe constituents and Kenyans at large, who called and texted to wish me well as I recuperate. I’m optimistic that I would soon be back on my feet, and able to do my legislation duties with ease,” he said.