Lang’ata MP Felix Odiwuor has registered for a Master’s Degree at Daystar University.
Jalang’o, as he is popularly referred to, revealed to his fans that he intends to further his education although he did not reveal his area of specialty.
This comes just under two years since he graduated from the same institution with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development.
Jalas dedicated the degree to his father and thanked all those who were instrumental in his journey.
He also recalled how fellow comedian MC Jessy and an administrator at Daystar encouraged him to further his education as it would give him more options.
“Were it not for Jessy, the would have never happened. Yaani Jessy I just don’t know how to thank you. I don’t know how to just say thank you again, because in 2013 there was this amazing man at Daystar University he was called bwana Kilonzo, the Communications Director.
“So Kilonzo calls me akaniambia ‘Jalas hii mambo ya kuchekesha chekesha watu siku moja itaisha. There are new comedians up each and every single day. Lakini ukienda shule that will never be taken away from you. So nakuomba kabisa kuja shule’.
In previous interviews, the former radio host has spoken of the challenges he faced while growing up and how he missed out on a chance to join the prestigious Maseno School due to lack of finances.
After completing his O-level education, Jalas became a fishmonger in Homa Bay town, living from hand to mouth.
“At 23 years, I was a fisherman and fishmonger in Homabay town. We would go to the middle of the lake at night and cast our nets. I grew up in an average family, and we would find that today there is food, tomorrow there is no food,” Jalang’o said.
He later moved to Nairobi where he worked as a house manager at a relative’s house.
After some time, Jalas realised he was passionate about acting and started taking up various roles at the Kenya National Theatre.
That would be the beginning of his career as an actor and a media personality, one that led to fame, recognition, and success.
His role in the popular local TV series Papa Shirandula propelled him to fame and he began getting various gigs and would endorse products.
He later took up roles in radio and became an instant favourite with listeners before he ditched that to embark on politics.
Having succeeded in toppling former Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir in the August general elections, Jalas became an MP in his first attempt and has admitted he is still learning the ropes as a first-time legislator.