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Batista Kariuki: Man Returns KSh 115k Mistakenly Sent to Him Through M-PESA

A Kenyan man has earned himself praises on social media after returning money that was mistakenly sent to him. 

On Friday, April 8, Batista Kariuki was going about his business when he received a text message informing him that he had received KSh 115,000 via his M-PESA.  

He disclosed that shortly after receiving the money, the man who mistakenly sent it called and he generously returned it, in full. 

The owner of the money confirmed that Kariuki indeed authorised the M-PESA reversal. 

“As human beings, we are weak and temptations are high. On the other hand, we have good feelings towards our friends,” Kariuki said. 


Kariuki’s act of generosity sparked reactions with netizens urging others to follow in his footsteps. 

Purity M Mwaniki: Reminds of God telling Elijah he still have many prophets who have not worshipped Baal we still have faithful people full of integrity in our midst and he is one of them God bless you Sir. 

Peter Kariuki: Oh thank God there is one among this tribe of ours who atleast showing the rest of the world who we are. Truthful and honest with.  

MarkBriton Shoriri: He’s a true hustler who cares about his fellow hustler’s hustle!! God bless you man!

Daisy Chi Ronny: Welcome to Kenya where someone is praised for doing what the Bible teaches us to do as a Christian.

In other news, a 40-year-old man in Nakuru returned KSh 100,000 that was erroneously deposited into his M-PESA account. 

According to NCBA Bank, Stephen Waiganjo received the amount on January 27, 2022, from NCBA Nairobi Branch at about 10 am and has since been waiting for someone to claim the money.

READ ALSO: How to reverse Airtel money transaction sent to wrong number

After waiting to no avail, he decided to present himself to NCBA Bank Nakuru Branch where the transaction was authorized for reversal.

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