Jalango opposes the move to create the office of an opposition leader

Lang’ata MP Jalang’o [Photo: Kenya Insights]

Lang’ata MP Phelix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o says he does not support the creation of the office of the opposition.

Speaking to a local media house today, Jalang’o noted that the current regime is trying to bring back things proposed in Building Bridges’ initiative (BBI) through the back door.

“These guys are just bringing back BBI in disguise. These are the same things that were in BBI like the position of the Prime Cabinet Secretary,” he said.

He further said that if the office is created, it will be a way to tame opposition leader Raila Odinga.

“You come to Parliament and knowing their numbers and how they have whipped the Kenya Kwanza team, it will come to pass if its something that they want.”

“I don’t support it, creating an office and now there is a salary, they will tame Raila and I’m not for that. I believe the streets are louder than any official office. The streets advocated for the Constitution we have,” the MP said.

This comes as reports indicate that President William Ruto is expected to table a proposal on the position and office of the official opposition leader before the National Assembly.

During a Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group meeting, President Ruto asked the MPs to rally behind the proposal which would make the minority side more effective in keeping the government in check.

The president however ruled out any possibilities of a handshake like it was with the previous regime.

A section of Azimio MPs are also expected to table a proposal on the creation of the said office.

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