Other Azimio MPs who met the President are Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Shakeel Shabir (Kisumu East, Independent), Paul Abuor (Rongo), John Owino (Awendo) and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda met with the President amid resistance movement.
Jalang’o’s move to switch camps elicited sharp reactions from a section of opposition quarters who accused him of betraying his party leader Raila Odinga.
However, the youthful lawmaker on Wednesday, February 8, defended his meeting with President William Ruto.
In an interview with Spice FM, Jalas said that he shifted allegiance to Kenya Kwanza after realizing that the former prime Minister was not giving him what he wanted.
“If you’re not giving me what I want, I move. Life is a movement, join the movement. Forget about all other things,” Jalang’o said.
Lang’ata MP further said that his State House visit was not political adding that it was aimed at bringing development closer to his constituents.
Jalas who has been missing in Raila Odinga’s consultative forums with ODM supporters further said that he will not attend the weekly protests when his electorates have no clean and safe water.
“If today, for example, I was with Baba in a rally and there is no water in Lang’ata, the people of Lang’ata will not care what I said in that rally, they will care about water in Lang’ata,
“If today there is water in Lang’ata and I didn’t show up at Baba’s rally, my ardent supporters, ODM supporters, will not care that I was not there, but that there was water,” he added.