Lang’ata Member of Parliament Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o, on Wednesday, September 6, broke silence after the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) expelled him and other pro-government MPs from the party.
Taking to his X account, the embattled MP posted a cryptic message quoting a Bible verse from the book of Corinthians.
To paraphrase it, the verse alluded to a man faced with temptation but optimistic that God would help him endure the test.
The verse, accompanied by his photo taken during the Azimio presidential election petition where he helped to carry the boxes of documents presented as evidence to the Supreme Court left people guessing his next course of action.
“No trial is too heavy to lift! No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape that you may be able to endure,” Jalang’o wrote.
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On his part, Kisumu Senator Prof Tom Ojienda asserted that he would not apologize for his actions adding that he will continue working with President Ruto.
“My Party has today expelled me for working with President William Ruto. I have no apology and will continue to work with the President,” Prof Ojienda wrote.
The responses came even as the Raila Odinga-led party maintained that it would take stern action against rebel members.
While making the announcements on Wednesday, ODM’s leadership noted that the process of deleting the expelled members’ names was underway.
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Handshake That Ruined It All
In August 2022, Jalang’o won the hotly contested Lang’ata parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket.
The victory was a culmination of intense campaigns from the former comedian and radio presenter.
However, a few months into his term, the relationship between him and his party which he had passionately campaigned for turned frosty after he, alongside other party members, met President William Ruto at State House.
What followed was a series of threats from the party warning him and his compatriots of impending disciplinary action.
True to the party’s words, the ODM party summoned them to appear before a disciplinary committee which culminated in their expulsion.
Nonetheless, the focus now shifts to the MPs to see their next course of action even as the party continues the process of removing their name from the ODM register.