Why MP Jalang’o is Trending

Lang’ata MP Phelix ‘Jalang’o’ Odiwuor is trending at number two, just behind #RejectFinanceBill2024, for joining thousands of Kenyans in opposing the Finance Bill.


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Taking to the floor of the house on Thursday afternoon, he stated:

“I reject the Finance Bill 2024. Once it impacted the common mwanainchi, I had to make this choice. Most of you know that I am a friend of the President. I spoke to him, and he knows very well that this is my stand.”

Previously, Jalang’o had posted on social media: “Day 1 of the Finance Bill Debate, Keenly following the tabling of the bill with Hon. @peter_salasya. Voting will be next week Thursday, and we will be there!”

In another post, he wrote: “Afternoon session Day 1, Dr. and I dissecting the bill in detail. He says total rejection and not amendments. I am telling him let’s hear the amendments and debate first.”

Here are some reactions from Kenyans:


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Misky Hajji @MiskyHaji·22m: “JUST IN!!!! Jalang’o and Passaris are with us. Remember, we are watching, we are recording, and if you don’t vote NO now, don’t come to us in 2027.”

Peace @JICHOdaDOG·6h: “Just a reminder, we are recalling Jalang’o after this. #RejectFinanceBill2024”

MR RIGHT™ @MrRightke·40m: “Jalang’o has REJECTED Finance Bill 2024.”

#MuthoniDrummerQueen @muthoniDQ·41m: “In 4 min they start voting. Jalang’o has said he is voting NO. The pressure is pressuring. #RejectFinanceBill2024”

The Government Critic @magwaz3·35m: “Jalang’o succumbs to pressure finally.”

Gabriel Oguda @gabrieloguda·41m: “BREAKING: Phelix Odiwuor Khodhe, alias Jalang’o, MP Lang’ata, and one of the six rebel ODM MPs who went to State House to work with Ruto, has just announced on the floor of the House that he rejects the Finance Bill 2024 in toto.” Class, does the pressure increase or decrease?

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