Jalang’o whose real name is Felix Odiwour is probably one of the funniest and most interactive MC’s in Kenya right now.

The funny story is that his stage moniker was all thanks to by Papa Shirandula who gave him the name Jalang’o when they were being given roles for a show and it has stuck up to date.

MC of the night Jalang’o/ Photo By Moses Mwangi

Jalang’o tells his story saying he started his journey at Kiss FM with no papers at all. He was among those told to come in for an interview to replace the legendary Nyambane who was Caroline Mutoko’s co-host then.

‘I don’t understand tribalism’ Jalang’o narrates his near death ordeal back in 2007

When Jalang’o and the rest went in, they were told whoever had a degree to all move to the right and he did despite the fact that he had no papers at all.

Then the terms became tougher and they were told if either of them had a degree in communication, they were to move further down the hall and there’s no prize in guessing what Jalang’o did.


All his efforts of lying have given him the brand he is today and just like everyone else who becomes famous and has a large following he is seeking a parliamentary seat. You heard it right. Jalang’o wants to become the next Lang’ta MP come 2022.

Jalang’o has joined the likes of Jaguar, Frasha, Babu Owino and KJ and is currently pursuing a degree at Daystar University where he is studying community development.He says this will help him understand how he will manage people as the next MP of Lang’ata.