Eric Omondi opens up on going for Jalango’s MP seat

The comedian and activist Eric Omondi is considering standing for the Lang’ata parliamentary seat.

In an interview with a local radio station, the comedian said that heavy pressure from Kenyans was the driving force behind the decision.

“People’s voices are the voice of God and there is a possibility because two months ago, I was refusing it but since that day I fought for the Finance Act, 2023,” Eric Omondi said.

Omondi narrated his struggle in fighting against the Finance Act, of 2023 which led to his several arrests, terming it as motivation to join Parliament.

“I was arrested seven times, lobbed teargas on, but they went ahead and passed the Bill, so we must be in Parliament to remove them,” he added.

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However, Omondi added that it is not yet confirmed that he will vie but he is thinking about it.

“I have never spoken about Lang’ata because there are many constituencies in this country but apparently Lang’ata is key because of the people who convince me to go for it,” he said.

This is not the first time Omondi has spoken about venturing into politics.

In July, Omondi hinted at the possibility of joining politics saying it is not part of his immediate goals.

“I’m not planning or replacing anyone but given a chance, I would,” he said.

Omondi said being in Parliament would provide him with a better opportunity to agitate for the rights of Kenyans since the August House is where laws are made.

The activist has made headlines several times by staging demonstrations in an effort to fight against the high cost of living.

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