Honest matatu conductor to resume studies courtesy of Churchill
The matatu conductor who recently won many hearts for his honesty will resume his studies courtesy of comedian Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill.
Daniel Mwaura, whose story of returning Sh30,000 to a passenger, ran on Nairobi News had detailed how he dropped out of college due to lack of school fees.
The conductor was in second year pursuing an IT course at Kenya Polytechnic when he dropped out in 2011.
Mwaura will now resume his studies at the same institution that is now known as Technical University of Kenya.
“Churchill said he will pay for my studies and so I will go to TUK and check the availability of a part time IT course. I intent to register and begin studying as soon as I confirm the course’s availability,” Mwaura told Nairobi News.
The father of one, who is expecting his second born child, has been hailed for his act of returning a passenger’s misplaced wallet containing Sh30,000.
The passenger, Stanley Kaberi had boarded a Ganaki Sacco matatu on Friday April 11, but dropped his wallet inside the vehicle as he was alighting.
Days later he went to report the matter to the sacco offices and found that Mwaura had deposited the wallet with Sh300 at the office and had asked them to call him in case anyone comes claiming it.
“I told Stanley to cross over to our fire station stage (on Tom Mboya Street) where I had just arrived. When we met I could see he was the same person whose photo was on the ID.
“I asked him what else was in his wallet and when he gave me the exact amount as Sh30, 000, I surrendered the money that I had been carrying around just in case the owner claims it,” Mwaura narrated.
Mwaura refused to accept any appreciation money from Stanley urging him to first pay his ailing child’s hospital bill.
The conductor has since received money from readers and a free delivery package for his 34 weeks pregnant wife at Nairobi Hospital.