Langata parliamentary candidate, Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o, has offered to reinstate two of his employees who escaped with a large sum of money last week if they surrender.
Speaking during an interview on Milele FM on Friday, June 10, the ODM party candidate stated that he lost over Ksh1 million in the incident, with unconfirmed reports putting the amount at Ksh10 million.
He stated that he had known the two workers for a long time, stating that it was not in their character to steal from him.
Media personality Jalang’o inside his convertible Mercedes Benz
File “I want them to come forward. They will continue with their work. Let them just come back because it was not in their character,” stated Jalang’o.
The former Kiss FM presenter disclosed that the workers accessed the car after he gave the keys to one of the kids he is living with to pick up school items in the boot.
“I had a late meeting in the evening, so I took the small car – usually used to take the kids to school and left the money in there. In the morning, one of the kids came to ask for the keys to pick up something from the boot.
“At that moment Eli and Litiema had arrived and were doing some cleaning. It was at that moment that they took the money and left. I did not realise that they had stolen the money for almost three hours until we realised that they were not around,” Jalang’o explained.
He expressed his sympathy to the families of the duo stating that their lives have been changed since the incident occurred given that one of them had a newborn baby.
He, however, stated that he felt betrayed by the two, adding that he had treated them as his brothers. He revealed that he had helped them sign business deals with various companies noting that their actions would affect their livelihoods.
“They have betrayed our brotherhood. I have never treated them as workers but as brothers. Now they are on the run with their families. One of them just had a baby recently, now you can imagine what they are going through.
“They have social media pages we had opened together and they cannot post anything there because of what they did. It was above Ksh1 million.”
The job offer to his employees comes a week after he offered Ksh100,000 to anybody with information that would lead to their arrest.
A file image of two men in police handcuffs
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