Nairobi senator Edwin Sifuna says Langa'ata Member of Parliament(MP) Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o is no longer a competitive contender for the parliamentary seat come 2027.
According to Sifuna, Jalang'o lost his potential to secure a second term following his expulsion from the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) party.
Sifuna, who serves as ODM's Secretary General maintained that the party is determined to follow the right procedures and should Jalang'o be saved by the courts from being expelled, the party will not afford him a ticket in 2027.
"As a political party, we are going to follow our constitution and allow the court to do whatever it wants," Sifuna said during his appearance for an interview at a local radio station.
"I have told Jalang'o to stop listening to the counsel of others. If he survives with a court order until 2027 he will not get the Langata MP seat again."
The Senator further stated that in the near future, he will be seeking approval from the party's National Governing Council (NGC) to finally put a stamp on the expulsion decision.
"We have started early and we are already done with the disciplinary committee, recommendations have already been submitted to NEC.
"The fact that our court system is not working does not mean that we as a party will not take any action. We will do what we are able to do. It does not matter how long it will take but we must do what the law allows us to do," he stated.
Jalang'o was expelled alongside Gem's MP Elisha Odhiambo, Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, Bondo's MP Gideon Ochanda, and their Suba South counterpart Caroli Omondi.