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Exclusive: Seek forgiveness from God and Baba, Eric Omondi tells Jalang’o

By Elizabeth Ngigi September 15th, 2023 2 min read

Comedian Eric Omondi has asked Lang’ata Member of Parliament, Phelix Odiwour aka Jalang’o, to seek forgiveness from ODM party leader, Raila Odinga, for his decision to work with the Kenya Kwanza government.

In an interview with Nairobi News, Eric expressed his concerns about Jalang’o’s recent political move.

He called upon the MP to reconsider his decision and return to the party on whose ticket he was elected to Parliament.

“Jalang’o is my personal friend, but we disagree on certain matters. He exhibited disrespect towards those who supported his rise, and I find myself in disagreement with him on this matter,” Eric said.

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Eric further pointed out the crucial role Mr Odinga played in Jalang’o’ political journey.

“From campaigning for him to introducing him to the world of politics and even providing financial support for his campaigns. However, immediately after winning the elections, he began to mock Raila, suggesting that Raila had suffered defeat,” the comedian said.

“My suggestion to him is to seek forgiveness both from God and from Raila. Only then will he find inner peace. In our culture, failing to make amends is akin to inviting misfortune upon oneself. To achieve peace within, one must reconcile with everyone involved,” he said.

Ericalso  shed light on his discussions he has had with Mr Odinga.

“Raila told me to tell the young generation to change and respect the process and respect elders so that we can go far,” he said.

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On the possibility of him joining ODM, Eric clarified that he is presently unaffiliated with any political party.

However, he said his primary objective aligns with Mr Odinga’s vision of safeguarding the welfare of all Kenyan citizens.

In a striking declaration, he asserted that he would never entertain the idea of meeting with President William Ruto.

“I am not part of any political party, but Raila and I have a similar goal of protecting Kenyans. My agenda is to see to it that all Kenyans have a good life. I would never meet President Ruto unless I am dead.  I would only represent Kenyans but alone, I will never go.”