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Is Eric Omondi Being Groomed by Raila Odinga to Challenge Jalang’o After ODM Expulsion?

by Chief Okuzo

Comedian-turned-activist Eric Omondi has ignited speculation about his political aspirations following his recent rendezvous with opposition leader Raila Odinga. This meeting comes hot on the heels of Jalang’o’s expulsion from the ODM party. Just hours ago, Eric Omondi shared a video capturing a seemingly private walk with Raila Odinga at an undisclosed location. In the video, he left a cryptic caption that read: “Spent the day with Baba yesterday and received too much wisdom. The future is too bright. There is a lot of hope. Tomorrow looks good.”

The video sparked a flurry of comments from Eric Omondi’s eager fans, many of whom speculated that he might be the chosen successor to Jalang’o as the Lang’ata MP. It’s worth noting that rumors about Eric Omondi’s political ambitions have swirled for a year since he embarked on a mission to champion the rights of Kenyans and oppose President William Ruto’s government. However, the comedian has yet to confirm whether he intends to vie for the Lang’ata MP seat in the upcoming general elections.

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Notably, Eric Omondi’s meeting with Raila Odinga comes at a crucial juncture, as the ODM party recently expelled several MPs who voiced their support for Ruto and his government. Among those ousted from the party is the incumbent Lang’ata MP, Jalang’o, who faced sharp criticism from Raila Odinga for his alignment with Ruto and his administration. Jalang’o’s support for Ruto has not only led to his party expulsion but also placed his parliamentary seat in jeopardy. In accordance with political party regulations, any member expelled must relinquish their seat, triggering the need for a fresh election to fill the vacancy.

Speculation is now rife that Eric Omondi might be the chosen contender groomed by Raila Odinga to challenge Jalang’o in the event of a by-election for the Lang’ata parliamentary seat. The political landscape in Kenya continues to evolve rapidly, and this intriguing development could have far-reaching implications for the upcoming elections. Stay tuned for more updates as this story unfolds.

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