Former Lang'ata MP aspirant Douglas Kithyaka in a Thursday, July 23, interview tore into Kiss FM presenter Jalang'o over his planned 2022 bid to represent the constituency in Parliament.
Kithyaka, a well-known political operative born and raised in Lang'ata, was being interviewed by media personality Andrew Kibe who himself made a failed stab at capturing the seat in 2013.
Criticising the popular presenter's apparent approach, Kithyaka cautioned Jalang'o that the political scene was very different from radio broadcasting, asking him to first seek counsel.
Kithyaka, who ran in 2013 and 2017, warned Jalang'o of the challenge area MP Nixon Korir faced, being an outsider, before clinching the seat in 2017.Former Lang'ata MP Aspirant Douglas Kithyaka
"If you see Jalas, tell him to come slowly. This is not Kondele in Kisumu County. It is not a joke, let him ask Korir.
"If I did not leave it for Korir, how would he have gotten in? Let us meet and share a meal, but he should come slowly. Talk to the people of Lang'ata, talk to the old men of Lang'ata.
"We were born in Lang'ata. We have been with Kibe in Lang'ata. Do you think I can just stay in Lang'ata for forty-something years only for someone to come from upcountry and snatch it? I am not stupid. This is not a radio station," he maintained
Korir failed in his first attempt at the seat in 2013, and focused on building grassroots support before successfully going for the seat again in 2017.
After joining Kiss FM in July following his dramatic exit from Milele FM, Jalang'o was quoted stating that Kiss would be his final stop in the radio world as he planned to focus on the 2022 bid.
"You are speaking to the MP of Lang'ata. There are only three years to go and I will be the MP," he asserted.
The media personality was yet to respond to queries made by Kenyans.co.ke by the time of publication.
In what some have cited as a pointer to his ambitions, Jalang'o is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Community Studies at Daystar University.
Having a degree is one of the Constitutional requirements to be eligible to contest for a Parliamentary position.
Other than hosting the morning show on Kiss FM alongside Kamene Goro, Jalang'o has found success with his new online platform Jalang'o TV since leaving Milele FM.
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