Starehe legislator Charles Njagua, alias Jaguar, says on July 12, 2018 police hit his knee with a teargas canister during protests at Marikiti Market in Nairobi.
At the time, Jaguar said he dislocated his ankle and was rushed for emergency treatment at the Karen Hospital and was discharged on the same day.
Jaguar said the injury persisted forcing him to go for medical treatment in many hospitals within Nairobi County. None of the treatments seemed to be permanently end his pain.
“Last Friday (June 25), the pain was so much excruciating. The pain also interfered with my nervous system. Because of that, I temporarily lost vision,” Jaguar told the press.
“It was then that I opted to seek for treatment and said: ‘no, I can’t go on this way seeking, let me seek for assistance at the hospital for proper medical check-up,”the legislator added.
While at Nairobi’s MP Shah medical facility, the legislator was taken to several tests and doctors found out that his knee cartilage and bones was affected by the July 2018 police knock.
A surgical operation was suggested by the doctors.
The operation, which took almost two hours, was done on Monday, June 28.
“I’m now feeling better; the pain has significantly reduced d. Doctors have said to me that going with condition i might get discharged on Sunday or Monday,” Jaguar confirmed.
“I thank my family, friends, Starehe residents and Kenyans at large, who reached me through my phone and sent me messages to wish me well as I recover. I’m certain that I would be out of the hospital and resume my legislation roles with ease,” he said.
The development came when on July 12, 2018, riots rocked the Marikiti/Wakulima Market after Nairobi County leaders were evicting hawkers from the 55-year-old facility.
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