What Jalang'o did to land lucrative job to emcee at Obama's event

You just don’t wake up and be the MC for Obama

Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, Jalang’o said that after he learnt that Obama was coming to Kenya, he jokingly told his co-host Jeff Koinange that he was going to MC at the event.

"One morning on Hot 96, the news of Obama coming to town was all over so I told Jeff you know that when Obama comes to town I will be the MC as a joke. And I went on Youtube and told people about how I will do it.

"Then the team from Gina Din watched the video and they called me. Lorna Irungu told me that 'do you know some dreams come true. Guess who the MC for Obama is?' Jalango said he was not aware. "You are the MC,” Jalas recounted his conversation with the team from Gina Din.

The comedian revealed that he had to undergo a rigorous interview and meetings with the Secret Service after he was selected for the lucrative job.

According to Mzee Jalas, the process of hosting Obama was so thorough that at times he was not allowed to operate his own mobile phone.

"You just don’t wake up and be the MC for Obama. It is a long process. We had at least six meeting and plus a rehearsal.

"My phone for the past I don’t know how many days I could not just talk to you," Jalas said.

The popular radio presenter admitted being very nervous to MC the event which also involved him calling Mr Obama on stage to deliver his speech.

"I was really nervous because I did not think I could handle such a big event – you never know the kind of a crowd you are expecting," he said.

Jalas divulged that after introducing the former US President, he (Obama) commended the job he had done at the event.

"When he came on stage and shook my hand he told me 'good job',"Jalas said.

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