“Mungu atanibariki,” KMTC student returns Sh. 32,000 sent by mistake

Rehema Anyango, a young lady hailing from Bomet, Kenya, has captured the admiration of numerous Kenyans by promptly returning 32,000 shillings that was mistakenly sent to her phone number.

Sharing her experience on social media, Anyango disclosed that on January 14, she was in the midst of a spiritual moment, having turned off her phone. Upon switching it back on, she was greeted with an unexpected M-Pesa message, revealing that she had received 32,000 shillings from an unknown sender.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I switched on my phone and saw the M-Pesa message. An unfamiliar number had sent me 32,000 shillings. I was genuinely excited,” she recounted.

Although sponsored by well-wishers, Anyango attempted to contact the sender, only to find that the phone was switched off. Initially elated, thinking she had been gifted a surprise amount, she had even planned to purchase a laptop.

“I was thrilled, thinking someone had decided to bless me. I had already made plans to buy a laptop,” she expressed.

Shortly after receiving the funds, Safaricom contacted Anyango, informing her that the money was sent in error. Without hesitation, she adhered to their guidance and initiated the reversal process.

“I had no intention of keeping the money. Despite being financially strained, Safaricom made it clear that the money was not rightfully mine, and I promptly reversed the transaction,” Anyango affirmed.

Despite her display of honesty and integrity, Anyango reported receiving no reward or acknowledgment from the unintended sender. Nonetheless, Kenyans on social media have praised her for upholding her Christian values and resisting the temptation of keeping the substantial sum.

“May God bless you. You did the right thing. That’s what Christians ought to do,” commended one social media user.