Singer and comedian Alvan Gatitu has for the first time disclosed the amount of money he received from well-wishers after being kicked out of his house due to rent arrears back in July last year.
I received over 2.5 million- Alvan Gatitu on how Kenyans came to his rescue after being kicked out of his house
Alvan also set up a business for the Watchman who gave him a place to sleep the night of his ordeal
Appearing on Jessy Junction, Alvan Love, said that Kenyans wholeheartedly helped him get back on his feet by raising Sh 2.5 million for him, after the ongoing pandemic rendered him jobless at that particular time.
“…Nikashindwa kulipa rent and push came to shove and the Landlord did not want to hear a thing anymore.
I remember his words “You are just here begging and scratching for bread…and it’s a pandemic, things have gone down and you know you are not lazy, you know you have worked hard, sleepless nights trying to make ends meet… so I became absolutely broke. You look like you are doing fine coz of the angles you choose to shoot your Tik Tok with plus filters”
“So I had to get real, and recorded myself pale kwa Soja…so I put it on Facebook and minutes late I receive a call from a Tom ..and he says he is sending me something.. so between 8AM and 3PM, I had been send 1.4 million into my account by Kenyans. They were like huwezi kuwa unatuchekeshanga hivo na unalala nje…mpaka wanaanza kunipigia kelele, toa hizo pesa kwa Mpesa we are sending you more. When God makes it rain, it pours"
So I went and sank three quarter of that money in a long term investment. And one lesson I got from there is be real. Be yourself wacha maringo” said Alvan Love.
The now Trace FM presenter, revealed that the guard who offered him a place to sleep the night he was kicked out of his house also got a share of the cash.
According Alvan, Wafula (the guard) is no longer a watchman, as he runs his own business in Kakamega (he bought him a new Motorbike and opened for him a welding workshop, plus a shoes and Mpesa shop for his wife).
“…I asked him, do you know what happened to me after that, akasema hapana, I said sasa I want you to tell me your biggest immediate need right now. Ile litu unaotanga unaweza taka kufanyiwa na mtu, usikie uko sawa. Wafula said naweza taka kuwa na pikipiki yangu niingize Uber eats alafu naweza taka kufunga hardware ya chuma"
"So I let him imagine…so after listing all he wanted. We went to Car and General bought him a new motorbike with 1-year insurance. Went opened a cooperative account for him, transferred there enough money for him to go open a workshop, buy all the machines za kuchomelea. The wife wanted a shoe shop and an M-Pesa in Kakamega…I have been there to see him twice. Hata hii ingine tulienda na Professor Harmo. He is a business man now”
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