Jalang’o has declared an interest in the upcoming 2022 general elections for the Lang’ata Parliamentary seat and I am of the opinion he could clinch it with ease.
This opinion is informed by two things: the first being that he is currently enjoying his moment in the sun and the second is the fact that he is a member of a party, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), that is hungry for youth membership to combat the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) hustler narrative.
How do the two factors marry into each other? Well, for starters Jalang’o is currently the hottest property in entertainment and specifically radio circles. I told you lot that he actually has a fan base that is loyal to him.
This fan base also features members of the public who are Lang’ata voters. That is a fact that should give sitting Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir something to ponder. He will be going up against an immensely popular opponent from a party that is popular in the constituency.
And onto the second point; ODM is desperate for youthful members and has pledged to support young aspirants. That means that in areas where they have young, youthful candidates, they will really push their candidates for the win.
The amount of support Jalang’o will enjoy will make him a formidable opponent for all the interested parties and while only time will tell whether or not I am right, one thing is for certain, Jalang’o is definitely going to make the most of this opportunity.
And it is a great advantage that he is constantly in the public’s view as he gets free marketing which gives him top-of-the-mind awareness.
June 30, 2022