Lang’ata MP Felix Odiwuor Jalang’o been ruffed up out of an Azimio la Umoja parliamentary group meeting that is ongoing at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos County. He arrived at Maanzoni Lodge on Thursday morning and encountered resistance from a section of Azimio MPs and senators who accused him of betraying ODM, the party that sponsored him to the National Assembly.
Speaking to the press after being kicked out of the meeting, Jalang’o claimed that a member of Raila Odinga’s security team asked him to leave the hall.
“I feel bad. You know I love Baba… I am a member of ODM,” he said.
The opposition MPs are today meeting to chart the way forward on how to keep President William Ruto’s government in check, and at the same time address loyalty issues following the decision by some of its members to pledge loyalty to President William Ruto.
“I am shocked that I have been frog marched outside the meeting venue. Nonetheless, my loyalty to ODM remains unwavering. I only visited State House to speak with the President on matters of development. I did not tell him that I want to join his party,”Jalang’o said. “I am being mistreated in apolitical party that I am highly loyal to,” he added.
Jalang,o was among the seven ODM MPs who visited President William Ruto at State House on Tuesday, February 7. The Head of State said that his discussions with the opposition MPs were centered on development and that President Ruto never asked them to ditch Odinga’s political camp.
Jalang’o added that nothing will stop him from ‘working’ for his constituents by engaging the government of the day.