Kenyan comedian-turned-activist Eric Omondi has re-ignited a debate on the possibility of seeking a political seat in 2027.
Omondi was today (Tuesday) accompanying Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s wife Mama Ida Odinga on a visit to Siaya County.
“I accompanied Mama Dr Ida Odinga to St. Augustine Nyamonye Girls to Donate, Sanitary towels, books and Soap.
“Mama also gave me the Opportunity to adopt one girl Shanice. I will pay Shanice’s school fees from form one until form four. I am officially a Parent at Nyamonye Girls,” the comedian wrote.
Eric Omondi meets Raila Odinga
This comes barely two days after meeting Odinga at his Siaya home.
“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,” Omondi captioned a video shaking hands with the Azimio honcho.
His close association with the Odingas has reawakened speculations among Kenyans that Omondi will be vying for the Lang’ata Member of Parliament (MP) seat in 2027.
The comedian hinted on the same during a local interview in July this year.
“I’m not replacing or planning to replace anyone, but given the chance, I would. I have never talked about Lang’ata (but if it’s) Kenyans this is what I will tell them. The voice of the people is God’s voice,” Eric Omondi added.
Omondi believes he will be in a better position to champion for the welfare of Kenyans as a lawmaker.
He has been active on social media mobilizing netizens to raise funds for Kenyans facing diverse issues from medical care, hunger and lack of fees.
This comes against the backdrop of a push and pull within ODM party after expulsion of five MPs including Lang’ata constituency representative Phelix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o.
In an interview on Cape Media-owned radio station Radio 47, Jalang’o revealed he would challenge his expulsion in court.
Sifuna attacks Jalang’o
This will offer him a lifeline until the next elections. Otherwise, once the names are submitted to the National Assembly Speaker, Jalang’o would have lost his position.
Unrelenting, the incumbent MP revealed that he would win the Lang’ata seat regardless of which party he chose to vie with.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna however asserted that Jalang’o will not retain the seat in 2027.
Sifuna, speaking on Tuesday in an interview on Radio 47, stated that Jalang’o was only elected because he vied under the ODM ticket.
“I have told Jalang’o even if he survives using a court order until 2027 he will not get the Lang’ata MP seat again,” the Nairobi Senator added.