A matatu conductor who returned a passengers wallet with Ksh30,000 was recognized by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the National Anti-Corruption Conference at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
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Matatu conductor gets acknowledged by Uhuru
Daniel Mwaura was recognized by President Kenyatta for being honest and doing what is right his fellow Kenyans.
"I want to take this day to acknowledge citizens of virtue... citizens like Daniel Mwaura a matatu tout on the Gachie city centre route," President Kenyatta said.
"... as described on social media he did something remarkable and unimaginable in this economy by returning a customers wallet with Ksh30,000 still intact," he added.
Act of kindness
Mr Mwaura had found the wallet with the money which the owner Stanley Kaberi explained to the conductor was meant to cater for his sick child's hospital bill.
“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," Mwaura had said back in April, 2018.
"Even if it had been more than Sh30,000, I would still have surrendered it because I believe in earning clean money,” he added.
Mwaura was also acknowledged alongside other citizens like the Kenya Ladies Golf association who returned money they had not spent when they were sponsored for a tournament to Ghana by the Ministry of Sports.
The team returned a cheque of Ksh500,000 out of the Ksh2 million that they had been given as money they had not spent.
President Kenyatta also recognized police constable Joshua Ombati who pursued and arrested two robbery suspects and declared the recovery of Ksh400,000.
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