On Sunday, September 5, an MKU student forgot his backpack which had his laptop and KSh 20,000 (N74,886.26) school fees in a matatu Ian Gitau was scared that the money which his mother had struggled to get was lost but fortunately the items landed in the hands of an honest driver Basilio Kimani, the matatu driver did not hesitate to give back the bag and all the items that were in it including the money Join our charity initiatives on Legit.ng Patreon, let’s change more lives together! On Sunday, September 5, a Mount Kenya University (MKU) student Ian Gitau boarded a matatu at Blue Post Hotel so that he could make it to school. Basilio Kimani warmed hearts after returning KSh 20,000 which a student forgot in his matatu. Photo credit: Kiarie Mwaura. Source: UGC He had come from Mwea and was already a week late to school because he had not yet raised enough school fees for that semester. Upon arrival at his destination, the young man who had luggage and a backpack in his hand, alighted from the vehicle to pick the luggage but in the process, forgot his bag which had a laptop and KSh 20,000 (N74,886.26) meant for school fees. READ ALSO University student devises way to eat for free for 2 years, his solution helps him save N1.7m in his account He would later notice that he had left his backpack in the matatu but by this time, it was too late as it had gone and he neither knew the plate number nor the Sacco of the vehicle. PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app Efforts to trace the matatu What would follow was frantic efforts by the student to get back his bag as his stay on the campus was heavily dependent on getting the money. ADVERTISING Gitau’s mother: “He called me and told me something bad happened and at first, I thought it was an accident but he told me he had lost the bag where I had kept the school fees.” The following day, they reported the matter to the police station but they were informed they could not be helped without the car’s plate number. READ ALSO Talented Nigerian footballer dies on the morning he was to travel to join European club They would spend the entire Monday visiting every matatu booking office in Thika, asking about the bag and the money.
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