Nairobi Matatu conductor returns sh.30,000 dropped by passenger

Daniel Mwaura . PHOTO: COURTESY.

A Nairobi matatu conductor warmed the hearts of many after he returned sh 30,000 back to a passenger who had dropped the cash in the matatu.

Daniel Mwaura’s story, a conductor who operates between Gachie and Nairobi, caught the attention of one Harrison Mungai who shared the news on his social media account.

Harrison says On 11th April 2018, Daniel was in his normal duty as a conductor when he came into contact with a wallet loaded with sh 30,000, plus other personal documents.

He adds that he reported to his boss who was operating within Gachie Gichagi center at that time and asked that anyone who had lost a wallet should get into contact with him, after two days without someone claiming the documents/money he took it to their Nairobi offices HQs.

On the third, day a man who introduced himself as Stanley Kaberi, went to the Nairobi head office and reported about his lost documents.

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Later on, during an interview with the Nairobian, Daniel said that he felt compelled to return the money to the owner.

“ 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 cash,” he said

A day after, Mwaura was called by someone from his working place confirming that the owner of the wallet had shown up.

“However, I asked Stanley to meet me at our fire station stage, and when we met, he told me the exact amount which was in his wallet. I, therefore, surrendered all the cash that I was carrying  with me,” said Mwaura

Daniel says his act was inspired by the belief that one should do good no matter what.

“My act of honesty and a rarity in the city christened Nairobbery for its many ills, was inspired by the belief that you should do good and that even if I took the money, it wouldn’t help me solve my problems,” said Daniel Mwaura.

A while later, Mr. Stanley explained to him all about the money claiming that it was meant for the hospital bill of his sick child.

He even asked how he would pay back to Mwaura, but he responded by asking Stanley to cater for his child’s medication first.

“Do good unto others what you expect them to do for you,” said Mwaura.