Reknown media personality and 100 radio presenter Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o has finally broken his silence revealing why he keeps his three children away from the public eye, despite his celebrity status.
Speaking during an interview with Ayo TV, the lang’ata constituency 2022 hopeful first confirmed that he has three children, one from his first girlfriend and other two with his lovely wife.
The comedian went ahead to say that he doesn’t want to subject his kids to unwanted public trolls and scrutiny just because he is a public figure.
“Niko na Mtoto mmoja na aliyekuwa girlfriend wangu wa Kwanza…kisha na mke wangu tuko na watoto wawili.
Lakini huwa sipendi sana kuongea juu ya Familia alafu watoto wenye hakuna hata mtu ameshawahi kuwaona mtandaoni.
Sitaki mtu anze kuangalia ooh huyu ni mtoto wa Jalang’o lazima atritiwe different. Hiyo hapana. Akiamua siku moja …unajua kuna watu wengi wananipenda na kuna watu wengi wanakuchukia. So sometimes unapost mtoto pale watu wanaanza kum-troll. Unajua the internet is not a safe place” said Jalang’o.
The funnyman has a first born daughter with the name Salika aka Sally with Cheptoek Boyo, a journalist working with Standard Media Group, with the two currently co-parenting to raise the girl child.
The veteran journalist, noted that he no longer post his children on social media, while expressing regrets for having done so a few years ago.
“I actually regret posting my daughter on social media. One, I don’t know if that is what she would have liked, two, for her privacy’s sake and three I don’t want people, her teachers to treat her differently cause she is Jalang’o’s daughter,” he said.
At the beginning of this year, the radio presenter surprised many following his revelation of having a son with wife Amina Chao after keeping it a secret for years, adding that he gave him a Muslim name.
“My son is called Jamail Edward.. Jamil is his name because my wife is Muslim. I said just this one time lets have his name be Jamail, and kila mtu amekuwa akisema patia bibi mimba, patia bibi mimba, tulifunga hiyo mambo kitambo, only that I don’t post my children on social media”
I used to tell him my name is Felix Odiwuor Otuchi, but he said Dad you are just Odiwuor where does Otuchi come from, I tell him it’s from my Dad. My Dad is called Edward Otuchi, he told me can I call myself Otuchi because you seem to be so proud of your Dad. I said yes, why not, then he told me can I spice it up, and now he calls himself King Otuchi,” explained Jalang’o.