Alvin Chivondo the man who was rescued last month by Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, after he was caught stealing from Naivas Supermarket, has been arrested again for shoplifting.
Chivondo who pleaded guilty to the offense of shoplifting, was ordered by the court to pay a Ksh.100,000 fine or serve one-year imprisonment.
He had been caught stealing 5 kgs of rice, honey, tea leaves, and sugar; all totaling Ksh.3,165 from a Naivas supermarket.
Following public uproar that condemned the sentencing terming it as ‘harsh’, citing the fact that the man was only trying to feed his family, political leaders came out to defend Chivondo, Citizen Digital reported.
ODM leader Raila Odinga took to Twitter then to call for his release saying: “Let the courts get their priorities right, for once, you can’t jail a man for trying to feed his family.”
After overseeing the release of the shoplifter from Industrial Area Prison, Sonko went further to give him one month’s worth of shopping as well as a job offer at his Upper Hill offices.
He promised not to repeat the offence.
“We’ve offered Alvin Chivondo a job at our Upper Hill offices and our team in the office has shown him what his job entails. Am happy the young man is now free. It’s my hope he will be a responsible man,” Sonko said then.
On Thursday night chivondo was arrested at Naivas Supermarket on Nairobi’s Ronald Ngala Street for shoplifting.
Mr Chivondo is being detained at Central Police Station awaiting arraignment, where he will be charged with shoplifting.
SOURCE : NEWS AGENCIES