Eric Omondi vs Jalang’o: Showdown for Lang’ata seat begins
Comedian and activist Eric Omondi is considering running for the Lang’ata parliamentary seat, citing immense pressure from Kenyans as the reason for his decision.
In an interview with a local radio station, Omondi said that he had been refusing to run for office, but that he had changed his mind after being arrested several times while protesting against the Finance Act, 2023.
“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 said.
Omondi said that he believes that being in Parliament would give him a better opportunity to fight for the rights of Kenyans.
“I’m not planning or replacing anyone but given a chance, I would,” he said.
This is not the first time that Omondi has spoken about the possibility of running for office. In July, he said that it was not part of his immediate goals, but that he would be open to it if the opportunity arose.
Omondi is a well-known figure in Kenya, and his decision to run for office could have a significant impact on the political landscape. He is known for his outspokenness and his willingness to challenge authority, and he could be a formidable opponent for any incumbent.
Only time will tell whether Omondi will ultimately decide to run for office, but his announcement has certainly generated a lot of interest and speculation.