Former Tusker Project fame Alvan Gatitu alias Alvan Love has opened up about how Covid-19 has left him homeless after being locked out by the landlord.
This he shared in a candid video on his social media platform.
In the video he says
I am outside here feeling very vulnerable.
The reason am taking this video is to encourage someone. Covid-19 has affected different people in different ways.
Some are sick and some like me have had their livelihoods affected.
I am on the street at 5;30 in the morning because I slept in a guards booth.
The landlady and the landlord decided they have their own problems so I chose to leave.
By then I had my electricity and water cut off for one a nd a half weeks. Trying to make ends meet has not been working.
I had not paid my rent for a couple of months and when I came home from a very long day I found my gate and house locked.’
Alvin said he reached out to people he thought were his best friends but none of them helped.
‘I tried calling my landlord and the manager but they did not pick my calls, so I had to leave
I called two of my closest friends and they could’t host me apparently they have their own problems.
I had thought another friend could help but when I reached their gate he told the guards not to open the gate for me.
I explained to the guards and they let me sleep at their place, so I laid some cartons and slept there.
There is a day that comes and friends fail you and you can’t put one and one together.’
Alvin added that he had reached out to his church but there was nothing much they could do, all they did was give him some cash to rent out a motel.
‘I called my church but they gave me only 2K, The boda guy I hired to drop me at my friends place charged me 1K so I only have a thousand bob left.
I am here to remove the whole celebrity lies, You can trend for months but still have nothing going on for you.
Life is real let us not pretend about anything. I do not know how Covid-19 has affected you but this is mystory and am not ashamed of it.
I am gonna be OK. Kama una shida ongea, find someone and talk. Kukufa na stress si poa.’
Feel free to help where you can. Below is his contact