Lang’ata MP Phelix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o was on Friday, October 7, put on the spot after admitting that President William Ruto is his personal friend. 

During an interview on Citizen TV, Trevor Ombija asked Jalang’o if he would be crossing over to join Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza if the Head of State asked him to. 

However, the Langa’ata legislator said that he was happy and contented at the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

“Any government needs an Opposition, if we all cross over who will do these checks and balances? I will not cross over.  For now, I’m happy in my party – ODM, I’m happy and contented in Azimio, but that does not change the fact that the president is a personal friend,” he stated. 


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At the same time, Jalang’o said that Members of Parliament (MPs) need to take charge of the hustlers’ fund which was one of the main campaign tools of Kenya Kwanza. 

“We (MPs) need to take charge of the Hustlers Fund because we know these people by their names and where they are,” he mentioned. 

The Langata MP also weighed in on the ruling by National Assembly speaker Moses Wetang’ula on Thursday, October 6, declaring Kenya Kwanza as the majority coalition in parliament. 

“I knew we were in trouble from the first day this came to the floor of the house… There was no way Wetangula was going to rule in favour of Azimio,” he stated. 

By Nairobi news

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