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Man Rescued by Sonko in the Wake of Robbing 3k Staples Imprisoned Again

Alvin Linus Chivondo, who was protected by Mombasa gubernatorial competitor Mike Sonko after he was imprisoned for shoplifting from a general store in Nairobi has been captured once more.

Chivondo was discovered taking on Thursday night, May 19, 2022, in comparative conditions at a general store along Ronald Ngala Street in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).

He was kept at the Central Police Station after officials were made aware of the store after he was discovered attempting to take maize flour.

Man Rescued by Sonko in the Wake of Robbing 3k Staples Imprisoned Again

Picture of a man in a cell with binds. /COURTESY

Focal Police OCPD, David Baariu uncovered that Chivondo was arrested forthcoming arraignment in court to pay all due respects to shoplifting charges, when police total examinations.

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Chivondo was charged on Wednesday, April 13 with taking 5 kilograms of rice, 5 liters of cooking oil, 2kgs of sugar, honey and tea passes on all adding up to Ksh3,165.

He conceded under the watchful eye of Milimani Law Courts boss officer Wendy Micheni to two counts of taking and dealing with taken merchandise.

He was condemned to one year in jail or requested to pay a fine of Ksh100,000, a matter which touched off commotion the nation over.

Azimio la Umoja flagbearer Raila Odinga requested the quick and genuine arrival of Chivondo. He faulted the Judiciary framework for permitting government officials with criminal records to battle freely while imprisoning customary Kenyans for trivial offenses.

“Allow Alvin Linus Chivondo to be delivered genuinely! Lawbreakers are currently getting a relief to battle uninhibitedly, while frivolous wrongdoers are being imprisoned.

“Allow the courts to get their needs right, for once, you can’t imprison a person for attempting to take care of his family,” he said.

Minutes after the fact, Sonko figured out how to settle the Ksh100,000 fine and even went on to extend to him an employment opportunity as well as one month’s stock of staples.

“In his relief, Alvin argued for mercy and told the court he lost his employment two months prior and he has a four months child, they had not eaten for four days. I have additionally vowed to give him a one-month food stock in addition to extend to him an employment opportunity too,” he shared via web-based entertainment.

He cautioned pundits against making Chivondo’s issue a political one as he explained that he was not paying the fine for any political increase.

A picture of inside Naivas Supermarket in Kapsabet, Nandi County

A picture of inside Naivas Supermarket in Kapsabet, Nandi County. /PHOTO: COURTESY AIYOLA ACHIENG