40-Year-Old Man Walks into Bank to Return N365k Mistakenly Paid into his Account, Bank Praises Him

40-Year-Old Man Walks into Bank to Return N365k Mistakenly Paid into his Account, Bank Praises Him

  • Stephen Waiganjo has become the talk of the town in Eldama Ravine after he returned KSh 100k (N365k) sent to his account by mistake
  • Waiganjo waited for the bank to reverse the money but nothing happened, prompting him to visit them and report the error
  • The bank was able to initiate a reversal after which the money was redirected to the correct account

On January 27, 2022, at around 10 am, Stephen Waiganjo received KSh 100,000 (N365k) on his M-Pesa from NCBA Bank Nairobi Branch.

Given that he did not expect such an amount of money from anyone, he went about his business while waiting for the rightful owner to reach out and claim it.

Man praised for returning N365k erroneously paid into his account
NCBA Bank praised Waiganjo for being honest enough to report the error and have the money reversed. Photo credits: Baringo News.
Source: Facebook

The other expectation, as he revealed in an interview, was that Safaricom would initiate a reversal and redirect the money to the correct number, but that too did not happen.

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Returned the money

The 40-year-old man from Shauri Yako village in Eldama Ravine town walked to NCBA Bank Nakuru Branch and explained the costly error.

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After listening to him and understanding the issue, a transaction was authorized for reversal.

It emerged that the individual who initiated the cash transfer entered Waiganjo's phone number into a payment schedule by mistake.

The management of the bank praised Waiganjo, who is a casual worker at the Eldama Ravine Sub-County Hospital, for his honesty and kindness.

"People may be poor but rich in character," customer service representative Ms Sharon Chelagat said of Waigango."

Man honoured for returning thousands of dollars paid to his account

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man was awarded for his honesty in returning thousands of dollars mistakenly paid into his account.

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According to the man in a Facebook post, the money was mistakenly paid into his account by a company he was working for.

He said what he did was a normal thing but our society has become so rotten that such an honest act is frowned at.

Olasupo’s act caught the attention of the Gani Fawehinmi Integrity Awards and he was given a plaque on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Source: Legit.ng

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