Jalang’o stuns church members with Sh1 million Xmas gift -VIDEO
By HILARY KIMUYU
Comedian Felix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o stunned the congregation of a church in his hometown of Gem in Yala, Siaya County when he donated a cool Sh1 million on December 26 last year.
A video that has emerged on Facebook shows the renowned entertainer contributing the money to help in constructing a church.
But in his characteristic humorous nature, the comedian almost dupes congregation about his real intention.
“When I was invited as a guest in this fundraiser, I didn’t give it a second thought. I embraced the idea wholehearted because I knew it was meant to develop our local church,” Jalongo’s says at the beginning of his speech.
He then causes prolonged applause from the congregation in the modest iron sheet roofed church when he say he has come with “all the money” needed for the harambee, before quickly adding: “But I want you to understand what I mean when I say all the money.”
Speaking to Nairobi News Jalang’o said, “I wanted show them that the money came straight from the bank. That is why you can see me counting, but the rest of the cash was in bundles.” He confirmed that he indeed contributed Sh1 million.
In the video, the comedian is seen placing all the currency notes (Sh50, Sh100, Sh200, Sh500 and Sh1, 000) in the collection basket in ascending order from the smallest denomination.
And then in a typical wisecrack, the comedian quips: “Is there any money that I haven’t brought?” sending congregants roaring with laughter.
Thereafter, he removes a wand of Sh1,000 notes from his pocket and allows the congregation to embark on a seemingly endless counting exercise.
Watch the video here.