Thursday, June 27, 2019

#SayNoToIncitement trends in Kenya as people debate Jaguar's comments

The Kenyan MP, Charles Njagua Kanyi, who has been arrested after saying people would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country is due in court in the capital, Nairobi.

Mr Kanyi - who was a popular musician nicknamed Jaguar - later said that his comments had been "misinterpreted".

In reaction to his initial remarks the hashtag #SayNoToIncitement is trending on Twitter in Kenya.

Some are disappointed that an MP who is supposed to represent the youth ("vijana" in Swahili) spoke in such a way.

Others remind people that words are very powerful and should be used carefully.

And some are concerned that this could have an impact on Kenyans living elsewhere.


  1. It's a national matter. It is expected

  2. My thought Tanzanians can also start attacking kenyans in their country. We all need one another