Jalang'o 40 Million campaign in Lang'ata constituency causes an uproar online
Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang'o, a candidate for Lang'ata Member of Parliament

Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang'o, a candidate for Lang'ata Member of Parliament, now claims he intended to spend a maximum of Ksh.40 million on his candidacy before the August elections.


The monies would go toward election logistics, according to Jalang'o, who just obtained the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket to run for the seat.


"It's not about handouts or anything like that," the radio host-turned-politician said in an interview on Citizen TV's Day Break show Friday morning. 


"But for a well-oiled campaign, it would possibly cost about Ksh.30 million to Ksh.40 million so that you can move into every single area and express your concerns."

Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang'o, a candidate for Lang'ata Member of Parliament


He claims that the COVID-19 pandemic, which he claims harmed the country's economy and exacerbated poverty levels, will force politicians to dive deeper into their pockets for the 2022 elections.


During the campaign season, Jalang'o believes, politicians are pushed to address a variety of issues affecting the public, including meeting the basic needs of their relatively poor constituency.


"This will be the most expensive election for any politician because we are coming off an outbreak, and you can go to the ground and communicate concerns there, but the circumstance forces you to go beyond selling your ideology to delivering food and help to people," he said.


Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang'o, a candidate for Lang'ata Member of Parliament


“I had my fundraiser in December 2021 in which a few friends put in a good amount of money for me to start my campaigns, and from time to time I have also had support from my constituency in Langa’ta,” he stated.


"The party is well-structured out there and makes it easy for you to even reach the people out there through its structures; the structures which make it easy for you to manoeuvre through the constituency and also make it better to have a party ticket than go independent.," he said.

Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang'o, a candidate for Lang'ata Member of Parliament

"You can't deny how deep-rooted party politics is; it's better to have a party ticket than go as an independent candidate.”


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