Nairobi tout returns Sh 30,000 dropped by passenger in 'matatu'

He said that even if he had pocketed that money, Sh30,000 could not have ended all his problems.

“My first reaction was that the owner must have been devastated and so I informed my employer and deposited the wallet with only Sh300 at the office, telling them to notify me if anyone comes to claim the it,” Mwaura told Nairobi News.

A day after he had surrendered the wallet, he was called from the office and told that the owner of the wallet had showed up.

Hospital

“I told Stanley (the owner of the wallet) to cross over to our fire station stage (on Tom Mboya Street) where I had just arrived. When we met I could see he was the same person whose photo was on the ID.

“I asked him what else was in his wallet and when he gave me the exact amount as Sh30, 000, I surrendered the money that I had been carrying around just in case the owner claims it,” Mwaura narrated.

Stanley reportedly explained to Mwaura that the money was meant for his sick child’s hospital bill.

“He asked me what he could give me in return but I told him to first deal with his sick child and we shall meet later,” Mwaura said.

Honesty

Raised by a single mum who was selling uji at Machakos country bus station, Mwaura’s life shaped him towards honesty.

“I believe that one should do to others what he expects them to do to him and even if I had pocketed that money, Sh30,000 could not have ended all my problems.

Ganaki Sacco’s management has lauded Mwaura’s honesty and expressed confidence in all their matatu crews.

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