Former Starehe MP Charles Kanyi, commonly known as Jaguar, was born and raised in Nairobi.

He attended Magutu Primary School, but tragedy struck when his mother, his sole guardian, passed away when he was just 11 years old.

Following her death, he had to take up menial jobs to support himself and pay for his education.

One of these jobs was working as a matatu tout, a period of his life he described as challenging.

"I worked as a matatu tout to pay my school fees," Jaguar recounted. He completed his KCSE at Senior Chief Koinange Secondary School.

Jaguar revealed that he encountered former governor Mike Sonko while working as a cleaner in Buruburu.

Jaguar's music career began to gain traction in 2004 when he released his debut single, "Utaweza Kweli."

However, his attempt to expand his earnings by performing in the US ended in deportation.

"When I landed in the US, I thought I was a big artist and as I bustled my way, I was deported," Jaguar admitted.

He later returned to the US, securing employment as a sweeper in Maryland State, where he earned his first million.

Upon returning to Kenya, Jaguar ventured into the transportation business as a cab driver along Moi Avenue.

After finding success in this field, he returned to music, releasing the hit song "Kigeugeu," which propelled him to fame and led to performances nationwide.

In 2015, he was appointed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Director of the National Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA). He also won the Starehe MP seat in the 2017 elections.

Recently, Jaguar showcased his opulent lifestyle, flaunting his expansive mansion and luxury cars, leaving fans envious of his affluent life.