Jalang'o Makes Public How Much He Will Spend on Campaigns

  • Jalang'o during an Azimio la Umoja Campaign in Nairoi Countyon March 20, 2022 (1).jpg
    Jalang'o during an Azimio la Umoja Campaign in Nairobi County on March 20, 2022.
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  • Former Kiss FM presenter, Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o, says he will spend between Ksh30 million and Ksh40 million in his Lang'ata parliamentary campaigns.

    During an interview on Citizen TV on Friday, May 6, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party candidate stated that the money will come from his friends and supporters, adding that the main challenge is facing the rich contestants.

    The media personality explained that the amount will cater for logistics such as movements, branding, and merchandise purchases.

    Media personality Jalang'o inside his convertible Mercedes Benz
    Media personality Jalang'o inside his convertible Mercedes Benz
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    He maintained that his budget has no handout for supporters as his campaign is purely people driven.

    “It is not about handouts or anything like that, but for a well-oiled campaign, it would easily cost about Ksh30 million to Ksh40 million so that you will be able to move into every single place and articulate your issues,” he stated.

    However, he stated that the budget keeps fluctuating on a daily basis given the dynamic nature of the economy and the political season.

    Jalang'o asserted he will not raise the money on his own, disclosing that his friends and supporters have continuously contributed to financing his campaigns.

    “I had my fundraiser in December 2021 in which a few friends put in a good amount of money for me to start my campaigns, and from time to time I have also had support from my constituents,” he added. 

    He added that many young aspirants were disadvantaged when financing their campaigns, explaining that seasoned politicians had more resources.

    "Sometimes you can budget for Ksh1 million and you find that the money has risen to over Ksh10 million. So it keeps on fluctuating every single day but politics is an expensive affair," he stated.

    Jalang'o is set to face off with incumbent Nixon Korir of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

    Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir.
    Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir.
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