rotichAn assistant chief who was filmed in a drunken stupor while in official uniform says his drinking days are behind him after rehabilitation.

Mr Joseph Wycliffe Rotich, the former assistant chief of Mawingu Sub-Location in Nakuru County, said he is a reformed man and ready to return to work.

After spending 53 days at the drug rehabilitation unit of Mathari Hospital, Nairobi, Mr Rotich swore he will never touch alcohol again as he pleaded with the President to reinstate him.

“When the embarrassing video clip of me went viral, the government, through Nacada, came to my rescue,” said Mr Rotich. “Today, after two months of rehabilitation, counselling and support from my family, I am ready to return home.”

In the clip that went viral, the 50-year-old father of six is seen rolling on the ground outside a bar in Kuresoi during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Nakuru in March. He was fired from his post days later.

What followed was NACADA boss John Mututho coming to his rescue.

Watch him below: