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Alvin Chivondo: Sonko Clears KSh 100k Fine for 21-Year-Old Charged With Shoplifting

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has cleared a KSh 100,000 for a man who was charged with shoplifting on Wednesday, April 14. 

Alvin Linus Chivondo was sentenced to one year in jail or pay a KSh 100,000 fine after admitting to stealing and handling stolen goods from Naivas Supermarket. 

Through his social media pages, Sonko shared an M-PESA receipt showing that he had cleared the fine, adding that he was not doing the same for clout. 

The former county boss also offered Chivondo a job and a month’s supply of food. 

“In his mitigation, Alvin pleaded for leniency and told the court he lost his job two months ago and he has a four months baby, they had not eaten for four days

“I have also promised to give him a one-month food stock plus offer him a job as well. Haters should not politicise Alvin’s case as I’m not paying his fine to seek for any political mileage,” Sonko wrote on Facebook.  

Alvin Chivondo in court PHOTO/COURTESY

According to the charge sheet, Chivondo stole five kilograms of Dawaat rice, 500 grams of American gourmet honey and 500 grams of Fahari ya Kenya tea leaves from the supermarket.  

The 21-year-old also made away with five litres of Fresh Fry cooking oil and two kilogrammes of Kabras Sugar all worth KSH 3,165. 

Chivondo is said to have stolen the goods on April 10.

READ ALSO: Man Fined KSh 100k for Stealing Cooking Oil, Sugar, Rice From Supermarket

The charge sheet indicated that he had been caught stealing from the same supermarket on April 3 but he was pardoned by the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) at Central Police Station. 

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