- In an undated video of the MP speaking, apparently at a funeral, in Siaya, Jalang'o said he is keen on becoming the President of Kenya in future.
- Jalangó said the fact that Ruto has never lost an election drew him closer to him to take home his strategies and ways he can plan himself on becoming the future head of state.
Lang'ata MP Phelix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o now says he is working with President William Ruto to learn his skills for winning an election.
In an undated video of the MP speaking, apparently at a funeral, in Siaya said he is keen on becoming the President of Kenya in future.
Jalang'o said the fact that Ruto has never lost an election drew him closer to him to take home his strategies and ways he can plan himself on becoming the future head of state.
"...I went to Ruto to learn skills of winning elections because Ruto has never lost elections since he entered politics. I went to learn how he (Ruto) has been getting it right whether it's stealing or other ways," he said.
According to Jalang;o he is confident that after learning the skills, he will be the first person from the Luo community to become President.
"I'm telling you I'm getting those skills and I know I will become the first person from the Luo community to become president. You will remember the statement I'm telling you today when a boy from Gem constituency gets declared president," he added.
Jalang'o has been in the eye of a storm after he became part of the 9 ODM MPs who declared that they will not be a party to Monday's demonstrations.
Raila has asked his supporters to take to the streets on Monday to protest against President Ruto's regime.
But addressing a press conference at Parliament Buildings on Friday, 7seven ODM MPs said it is time to have a National Economic Dialogue to find solutions to the country’s collective economic challenges.
“Let our political competition be at the level of competing economic ideas. We, therefore, wish to encourage all Kenyans who wish to participate in the demonstrations planned for next week, to do so peacefully and in a manner that strengthens democratic rule and does not encourage anarchy and breakdown of law and order,” they said in a press statement read on their behalf by South South legislator Karoli Omondi.
He was accompanied by Kisumu Senator Prof Tom Ojienda and MPs Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Paul Abuor (Rongo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem) and Felix Odiwour alias Jalango (Langata).
The lawmakers reckoned that they acknowledge the right of every citizen or group of citizens to picket and hold demonstrations as an expression of their political aspirations, such actions must be done within the confines of the constitution.
“We appreciate that such actions are essential to the advancement of our democracy. It is our firm belief that such demonstrations must be peaceful and orderly, and not injure the rights and property of others,” they added.
Although elected on the ODM party ticket, they will not be participating in the planned demonstrations.
“We equally urge our constituents to do likewise. We encourage those who will join the demonstrations to return to their normal economic and social activities as soon as possible, especially those who engage in farming, to take advantage of the current rains to plough and plant,” they added .