Saved by a call of nature: From life as a most wanted criminal to bringing change in Dandora

Evans Otieno alias Evanso during the interview on April 12, 2019 in Nairobi. Evans is a reformed robber working to change the society. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

What you need to know:

  • He started stealing while still a pupil at James Gichuru Primary School.
  • He survived mob justice and two other incidents when fate seemed to have left him to his own devices.

If snatching a phone and running away with it were to be an Olympics sport, there is no doubt among many residents of Nairobi’s sprawling Dandora estate that one of their own, Evans Otieno, would have run away with the gold.


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