The court heard that Chivondo stole 5 kgs of rice, honey, tea leaves, and sugar, all totaling Ksh. 3,165 from a Naivas supermarket.
The 21-year-old man beseech guilty and was fined Ksh. 100,000 or a one-year jail sentence.
However, Raila Odinga in a tweet on Wednesday evening said Chivondo is a petty offender who should be let go.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party boss said the man's only offence was trying to put food on his family's table, further coaxing the justice system to go after criminals more deserving of such harsh sentences.
"Let Alvin Linus Chivondo be released unconditionally! Let the courts get their priorities right, for once, you can't jail a man for trying to feed his family", staed the former Prime Minister.
Chivondo reportedly posed as a customer, picking the items from the shelves before packing them into a non-woven carrier bag.
He was intercepted while attempting to exit the supermarket without paying for the items .
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