Kiss FM morning show presenter Felix Odiwour, aka Jalang’o, has revealed that he will quit the radio station in the next five months. Jalang’o, who has returned to Kiss FM in July last year after stints in various radio stations, said he will leave his radio job in February 2022 to start campaigning for the Lang’ata parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Elections.
Jalang’o made this revelation during an interview with Massawe Jappanni on Radio Jambo during the Bustani La Massawe talkshow. “On February date 9 next year, I will quit my radio job. I will miss my mic, but when I go to parliament, I will open Bunge FM,” he said.
The comedian-cum-radio presenter in November 2020 graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Community Development from Daystar University in what was seen as preparation to join politics. A degree is one of the Constitutional requirements candidates must fulfill to run for MP.
“I chose community development because as MP for Lang’ata constituency, I have to be able to take care of community matters,” he explained in a past interview.
In 2020, Jalang’o said that his second stint at Kiss FM would be his last radio job. He revealed that he had plans to venture out on his own after starting his highly successful YouTube show known as Bonga na Jalas.
“This is my final journey on radio because I have started my own things. I plan to have my media and I started Jalang’o TV on YouTube,” he said.
Jalas added that he received a call from Radio Maisha but chose to go to Kiss 100 because that is where his radio journey began and he was returning home to end it there.
On his quest for the Lang’ata MP’s seat, Jalang’o said he was motivated by the need to fill in the gap between service provision and the common man’s needs. “It is hard for a common mwananchi to bring that change we are all looking for but not for a politician. It is easy to bring that change if you are in politics and not out,” he said.
He explained that his main goal will be to fight corruption. “My slogan is ‘Utu wa Watu’, I am so humane and that is what people should understand. Once you are humane, you will not squander funds allocated for development. Corruption is what I want to deal with first.”