Lang’ata Member of Parliament, Phelix Odiwuor, popularly known as Jalang’o, has confirmed that he was called for a meeting at State House by President William Ruto on Tuesday, February 7. The first-time lawmaker shared the details during an interview on Spice FM the following day.
Purpose of the Meeting
The meeting was in regard to a housing project in Jalang’o’s constituency and was held to discuss the project’s logistics. Upon arrival, the MP found other Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders and was asked to join them. According to Jalang’o, the President’s first project was in Lang’ata and being a leader, it was only right that he sat with the ODM leaders.
Party Affiliation Remains Firm
Jalang’o affirmed that he was still a firm member of ODM and a strong supporter of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He added that he had consulted Raila before attending the meeting with Ruto and that politics was not discussed during the meeting. The MP maintained that his attendance at the meeting was solely for development matters and that he would continue to attend Azimio rallies to champion for the reduction of food costs and other issues affecting Kenyans.
Working Together for Development
The lawmaker asserted that they would keep Ruto’s government in check while still working with them on development matters. He stated that the Azimio Parliamentary Group (PG) would hold a meeting from Thursday, February 9, to Friday, February 10, to discuss these matters. Despite their working relationship, Jalang’o stated that Azimio would continue to fight for the rights of Kenyans.