Rehema Anyango, a Kenyan young lady from Bomet, has warmed the hearts of many Kenyans after returning 32,000 shillings sent to her phone number by mistake.
Making the revelation through social media, Anyango shared that on January 14, she received an exciting MPesa message after switching on her phone. The Christian Union (CU) member had switched off her phone to have some spiritual moment.
When she switched on, she received a MPesa message indicating that she had received 32,000 shillings from unknown number.
“When I switched on my phone a MPesa message popped on screen. At first I didn’t believe my eyes. An unknown number had sent to me 32,000 shillings. I was very excited,” she said.
Rehema Anyango who is sponsored by well-wishers, called the sender but the phone was off. She was over the moon as she thought someone had decided to surprise her with the amount.
“I was very happy I thought someone decided to gift me. I had already planned to buy a laptop,” she said.
Few minutes after receiving the message, Safaricom called and broke the bad news – that someone had sent the money by mistake. They took her through the reversal process which she faithfully did.
“I had no intention of stealing the money. I was very broke but Safaricom informed me that the money was not mine and I reverse immediately,” Anyango added.
Despite showing high level of honesty and integrity, Anyango says she did not receive any reward or recognition from the sender.
Kenyans on social media have however lauded her for upholding her christian value, and not being blinded by the huge amount of money.
“May God bless you. You did the right thing… That’s what Chrians ought to do,” commented one social media user.