Raila Odinga has demanded the unconditional release of Alvin Linus Chivondo, a 22-year-man accused of stealing cooking oil.
Chivondo allegedly took 5 kg of rice, honey, tea leaves, and sugar worth Ksh. 3,165 from a Naivas shop.
The 21-year-old male pled guilty and was sentenced to a fine of Ksh. 100,000 or a year in prison.
However, Raila claimed that Chivondo is a minor offender who should be released, unlike politicians who are campaigning freely despite corruption charges.
“Let Alvin Linus Chivondo be released unconditionally! Criminals are now getting a reprieve to campaign freely, while petty offenders are being jailed,” said the former Prime Minister.
Alvin shed tears during his sentencing, pleading with the court to release him because all he wanted was food.