A matatu driver from Thika identified as Basilio Kimani has proved to be a rare gem in the matatu industry after he picked and returned an envelope and a laptop that a passenger had forgotten in his matatu. The driver who belongs to Kandara Sacco Transporters which operates between Thika and Gatanga route in Murang’a County noticed that a passenger had forgotten his goods at the front seat after alighting at Thika and upon realising this he kept the items safe at the Sacco's head offices and requested the staff to call him in case anyone claims the items.[Photo courtesy]
Kimani who approximately earns Ksh 400 per day said that he was not tempted to spend the amount as he is a principled man who believes in honesty. Kimani revealed that after two days a woman and a young man came to their offices inquiring about the laptop and the bag and Kimani immediately recognised the young man. The young man is a university student was elated to find out that his laptop was still intact and after taking a photo with the driver and posting it online the photo went viral drawing the attention of International Leadership University leadership who saw the photo and decided to fete Kimani for his good works.[Photo courtesy]
Vice-chancellor Tim Kiruhi launched the Basilio Kimani Integrity Scholarship Endowment in honour of Kimani and Tim committed Sh250,000 towards the fund which will see Kimani’s child as the first beneficiary. The fund will also target other Kenyans, who portray honesty in their line of work.
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