Media personality-turned-politician Phelix Odiwour, popularly known as Jalang’o, has revealed that two of his former employees who allegedly stole from him before returning part of the money are now having a difficult time coping with life in the village and are constantly begging him to forgive and re-hire them.
Jalang’o said he was hurt by the actions of the two, Eli Omundu Khumundu and Morrison Litiema, considering the fact that he had trusted them so much.
He said that despite being saddened by what they’re presently going through, as they were forced to return to the village due to lack of employment, he’s conflicted about ever working with them again due to their betrayal.
He however said that, when they returned part of the money they had stolen from him, he made the decision to forgive them, and also relieved them of their duties.
“It hurts me so much what they’re going through…if you can check their Instagram, it hurts me so much if I can show you the messages they write. I forgave them, nikawaambia they can go on with their lives…wanataka kurudi job tena, if it were you, would you bring them back? Mtu mwenye ulimtoa chini kwa maisha mpaka penye amefika,” he said in an interview posted on his YouTube channel.
“You know they betrayed one of the biggest trust we ever had together…it hurts me so much that walipotea. Unajua shetani aliingililia vijana wangu bana, and they stole a lot of money from me.”
Jalang’o, during the interview, also shared a message written by one of the two former employees – Eli – pleading with him to forgive him and accept him back.
Part of the message read:
“Hallo sir, aki naomba msamaha sana na ninajutia makosa makubwa mkubwa wangu, nilidanganywa aki na sikuwa na hiyo nia ya wizi tumetoka mbali sana urafiki yetu na undugu usiishie hapo tafadhali sana nateseka Bungoma mheshimiwa naomba tu. Nisaidia tu mkubwa wagu sitawai rudi kosa kama io sir. Watoto adi sai ata shule hawajaingia, huku niliona kukaa Nairobi bila kazi ni ngumu ilibidi nirudi tu ushago tu sir…naomba unisamehe tu sir… “
The new Lang’ata MP-elect went on to say that that the duo could not have stolen the money at a worse time as he desperately needed it at that time to facilitate his political campaigns.
He said that he had anticipated to use the money for a number of things that day, just for him to get to his car and find that it had been stolen and they were missing.
“These guys stole money from me at a time I need money the most. Unaeza imagine umepanga mkutano unataka kuenda kwa mkutano…wamama elfu moja wamekaa chini, umeshajipanga unakuja kwa gari unaangalia hivi, pesa ya mkutano ya kulipa hall, fare ya wamama, ya kuenda kununua chakula ya kuwapatia, yote imeibwa,” he said.
“Hakuna kitu hawakuwa nayo. When people have lifted you kutoka kwa umaskini hadi pahali umefika, do not betray that kind of friendship.”
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