The secretary of political affairs and member of the tactical committee of Azimio Fredrick Okango has announced plans to take over the Lang’ata parliamentary seat from Phelix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o.
On Thursday, July 27, Okango told residents of Lang’ata constituency that he will talk to them and ‘clean up comedy’ when the right time comes.
“Good morning Lang’ata Constituency….are you fine? We shall be talking soon. The future is bright. I intend to clean up the comedy at the right time. There is a need,” Okango posted on his Twitter account.
Moreover, Okango’s drew mixed reactions from Kenyans on twitter with some strongly supporting his intention as others dismissed him.
Kenyans on Twitter React
One user, Isaac Kwemoi expressed his support for Okango saying, “We will fully support you, you are very articulate, and you understand the common man’s problems.”
Another one Wuod Nyalego wrote, “All the best senior, we need that broom @fokango. The comedy dust is too much.”
Nonetheless, a section of people who reacted to the statement slammed the politician saying they will not vote for him.
For instance, Silas Orumba said, “Waiting for another man to fall down for you to rise up? Very pathetic!”
“Life without comedy is useless You can’t fight comedy,” Mulei Ule Msee stated.
Lang’ata Member of Parliament Phelix Odiwuor famously known as Jalang’o found himself on the receiving end after he admitted to working with President William Ruto despite being a member of the ODM party.
The Lang’ata legislator publicly pledged to work with the president and advance his development agenda for the sake of his constituents and Kenyans at large.
“Our resolve to work with President William Ruto was not a gimmick! We will support the president and we must support the president!” he tweeted on Tuesday.
The Orange Democratic Party (ODM) accused Jalang’o and other renegade ODM MPs of betraying the party by meeting the President at State House without the consent of the party leader Raila Odinga.
Rebel ODM MPs Summoned
As such, the rebel MPs were summoned to appear before ODM’s Disciplinary Committee on Monday June 24 to reply to accusations of betraying the party.
The eight rebel MPs face charges of violating the Constitution by contravening the Political Parties Act, which stipulates that a member of a party who promotes the ideology of another is deemed to have resigned from the said party.
Furthermore, their fate lies in the hands of the disciplinary committee that has retreated to write their decision after a two-day hearing.
Jalang’o (Lang’ata), Paul Abuor (Rongo), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo) and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda faced the Prof Ben Sihanya-led committee in a day-long closed-door session on July 26.