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MP Jalango hospitalised following basketball injury

By Elizabeth Ngigi September 29th, 2023 2 min read

Popular radio personality and Langata Member of Parliament Jalang’o, whose real name is Phelix Odiwuor, has recently found himself in an unexpected situation after suffering a leg injury while playing basketball on September 27. The incident has temporarily sidelined the multi-talented entertainer and politician.

Sharing the details of the accident, Jalang’o described it as the “first injury of the season,” suggesting that his love for basketball had brought him an unexpected challenge.

After the injury, he was promptly rushed to Nairobi Hospital, where medical professionals conducted an MRI scan to assess the extent of the damage.

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In a recent social media post, Jalang’o posted a video of himself lying in a hospital bed, accompanied by a message that indicated he had been hospitalised. In the post, he tagged celebrity doctor and rapper Dr Reighn but did not disclose an update on his hospitalisation.

His message read, “Day two in the hospital.”

Jalang’o’s hospitalisation comes as a surprise to many, as he has often emphasised his robust health and infrequent visits to healthcare facilities.

In a previous radio interview, he candidly stated, “I think the last time I was in the hospital was when I had dislocated my arm in the gym.”

During that same interview, Jalang’o shared his belief that his health is a result of multiple factors. He explained, “Sometimes I just go for check-ups, but for things like, ‘Oh my God, I’m drunk, give me medicine,’ I don’t do that. I am so lucky.”

When asked about the secret to his good health, Jalang’o attributed it to a combination of factors.

“Yes, God is number one. Number two is being cautious not to expose myself to diseases and also the way I was built,” he responded, adding that he has managed to stay resilient even in the face of common health challenges like malaria.

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