Comedian and Kiss FM Presenter Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o will be on the ballot paper come the 2022 general elections as he announced officially that he would vie for the Lang’ata constituency seat as the MP.
He made his intentions clear during an Instagram live interview with Mpasho News, clarifying that he chose to join politics because it presented him with a good chance to better people’s lives.
“I went to school to finish my courses at Daystar University where i also studied community development. I realized how much you can do for the community.” he explained during the live interview.
“For you to make people listen to you, you have to make a difference in their life and I want to do that by making Langata great again.”
Jalango reiterated that going back to work at Kiss FM would be the last job he would be taking because his ambition is getting a seat in the parliament and serving the good people of Langata.
But he would have to dethrone the current Langata Member of Parliament being Nixon Korir.
Jalango joins other celebrities who have in the past joined politics among them John ‘KJ’ Kiarie, Jaguar, and Steve Mbogo.
He also revealed why he returned to Kiss FM, the place where he started his broadcast career.
“The boss was happy to see me, I was happy to see my former colleagues and that goes to tell you that I did not leave Radio Africa badly.” he began.
“I got a lot of phone calls from other stations but I wanted to go back home, where I started.” he added.
Starting out he was paired with Kenya’s radio queen Caroline Mutoko.
“Things have changed, back then there were no social media platforms, but now it has changed we are making the show about the listeners. Now we want to do you.” he explained.
He took over the Morning Kiss show at Kiss FM alongside Kamene Goro on July 13 after her co-host Andrew Kibe departed the show.
His new stint follows his unceremonious departure from Milele FM on June 23 where he was amongst the over 100 Mediamax employees sent home.
The company owed the mass firings to embroilment in disputes with its employees over proposed wage cuts due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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