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Mike Sonko rescues, employs man who stole from supermarket

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has delivered on his promise of securing a job for the man who was recently jailed for shoplifting.

The politician has also handed him a month’s worth of food supplies.

Alvin Linus Chivondo was on Thursday slapped with a year-long jail term for stealing items worth Sh3650 at Naivas Supermarket or an option of a Sh100,000 fine.

Sonko stepped in and paid the fine on the day with a promise to help him earn income.

In a video posted on his Facebook on Friday, the flamboyant politician said, “We’ve offered Alvin Chivondo a job at our Upper hill offices and our team is now showing him what his job entails.”

While providing the details of Alvin’s new job, the supervisor of the Sonko Rescue Team stated that Alvin’s job will include giving food to the poor and Kenyans who are undergoing difficulties.

“You see you were arrested because of food and we followed you and secured your release. Now we can’t leave you because tomorrow you’ll go back to that supermarket and you will be arrested,” he added.

Being at the site where there were containers, the supervisor helped Alvin wear the reflector labelled Sonko Rescue Team and led him through all the containers that store their donations.

“Almost every day we do donations. We give out pampers, food, buckets, and surgical masks among others. Your work will entail documenting what has already been dished out and every new stock added.”

Chivondo promised to work hard now that he has secured a source of income. “Life is hard, especially in these times. I really appreciate the job and food and the help from honorable Sonko.

Alvin hogged media headlines when Azimio leader Raila Odinga asked the court to release him unconditionally arguing politicians who’d stolen much more were walking around scot free,