Faith in humanity has surely been partly restored after former Tusker Project Fame contestant Alvan ‘Love’ Gatitu returned a huge favour to a security guard who rescued him when he had hit rock bottom.
A little over a week ago, Gatitu, a comic sensation on TikTok, pulled at Kenyans’ heartstrings as he narrated how he arrived home to find his house locked over 3-month rent arrears. His electricity and water supply had already been disconnected for about a week and attempts to get help from his closest friends bore no fruit.
With nowhere to turn to, the TikToker found solace from a kind-hearted security guard, identified as Wafula Kizito, who offered Gatitu a place to spend the night.
“My last resort is right here where I found a place to sleep. I thought that this friend of mine could help me but as soon as I got to her gate, she told the security guards not to let me in. I then explained my situation to the guards who laid out a carton for me in their storeroom and gave me a duvet as well,” Gatitu narrated on Sunday, July 5.
No sooner had he posted the video to his Facebook than Kenyan well-wishers came to his rescue, raising about Ksh2.1 million in just two days.
“I appreciate everyone for the little and much you have done…I don’t know what to say. There is a God in heaven,” he said in an emotional clip thanking everyone who contributed.
With his life changed for the better, Gatitu also reached out to the security guard Mr Kilonzo and transformed his life too.
“I’ve always admired and wanted to start a boda boda business because I know how to ride a motorbike,” said Kizito after Gatitu had asked what he wanted to better his life.
According to activist Ndungu Nyoro, Gatitu met with Kizito along Ngong road where he bought him a brand-new bike and assisted him with acquiring a number plate and a license for it.
Kiziti has since resigned from his job to focus on business.
Additionally, Alvan Gatitu also opened a bank account and deposited some money for Kizito’s wife to run a small business.