Appeal for support to bring home Kenyan IT officer arrested for working illegally in Ethiopia

A fundraising appeal has been launched to help a Kenyan IT officer detained in Ethiopia return home.

Maxwell Anthony Omondi left Kenya in 2015 to work as an IT officer in a telecommunications company in Ethiopia.

After working in the country for five months, he was arrested alongside three other Kenyans working in the same company for working in Ethiopia without a work permit. Their employer who had promised to help them obtain the work permit, failed to do so.

The families of the arrested Kenyans later learnt that the company was shut down and the proprietor went missing.

For almost three years following his arrest, Maxwell was detained
waiting for the hearing of his case.

Throughout that period, he was denied communication with his family.

A lawyer hired by the family defended Maxwell in court, but he was fined after being charged with working without documents in Ethiopia.

Maxwell’s family is appealing for help to raise the fine and clear other expenses. A total of Kenya Shillings 1.6 million is needed to facilitate Maxwell’s return home.

The family is appealing for help from all the well-wishers to help them bring home their son.

How to donate:

M-Changa ACC: 16260
Mpesa Paybill: 891300
Equitel Paybill: 891300
Airtel Business: Name: Mchanga

We would like to appeal to all our readers to donate generously to enable Maxwell return home to his loved ones.

The appeal is supported by the AfroRap Magician Vicmass Luodollar Pindwa and Radio Production Manager Tonnin Okoth. PLEASE SHARE THE LINK WIDELY!