Jalang’o has spoken a lot about his struggles.


You see him smile but behind that smile, there is a man who struggled to make ends meet. He has what people call ‘Jaluo pride‘. I would not blame him for that, after what he has been through. If I were him, I would definitely show off my  Discovery in my garage.

The consummate MC

Jalang’o gave his story on how he struggled to make ends meet in Nairobi to a point he worked in a fast food joint as one of those guys who rang the bell to call in customers to eat chicken. He had to put on a costume just to attract customers.

He wrote:

A very short story! Now so many years ago when I had just landed in Nairobi looking for a job or just any work to do, I used to passby the McFry, Kenchic, and all the fast foods and my wish was to one day just eat the grilled chicken that was somersaulting on the window! The wish to have this chicken sent me to ask for work in one of the fast foods and the job I got was to call people in as they passed by! But the catch was simple I had to dress up like a chicken and stand by the door and ring a bell to attract people in! So there I was dressed in the chicken costume armed with a bell calling people in from 11 in the morning to 5 pm shouting Chicken Fresh…Karibu…Kuku safi….heheheh at 5 pm I was done


After all that sweating and shouting, all he got was 500 bob but he was glad that he’d get to eat the chips and chicken he had always dreamed.

One thing Jalang’o is doing is revisiting his humble roots. He treated his fans together with his co-host Alex Mwakideu to a chips and chicken spree. And not just in any fast food joint, but the one that fulfilled his dream of having chips and chicken as his daily meal.

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Alex Mwakideu and Jalang'o
Alex Mwakideu and Jalang’o

To cut the long story short @alex_mwakideu and I today treated 10 of our fans with chips…chicken..and soda in the same hotel I was a bell ringer! 

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