- Neema Grace said a stranger mistakenly sent R6770 to her
- She had a loan of R341 that was automatically deducted as soon as the money landed in her Mpesa account
- Grace was left with R6419 which she gladly returned to the stranger and that saw the beginning of their friendship
- Months later, when she lost her mother, the same man who had sent her the cash sent her R100 000
They say honesty is the best policy and Neema Grace's story of how blessings came her way after returning a large sum of money that was wrongly sent to her gives credence to this famous saying.
A couple of years ago, Grace was going through a tumultuous time as her mother was suffering from cervical cancer and had been hospitalised at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za's sister company, TUKO.co.ke, the lady said in that time of not only emotional but also financial distress, a total of R6769 was mistakenly sent into her Mpesa account by one Hussain Ali Hussein.
Minutes later, the stranger who had sent the cash called her and pleaded with her to return the money with fear audible in his voice as he was not sure whether she was willing to return the money to him.
"I had Fuliza and thus when his money came into my phone, about KSh 2,500 was deducted and I was left with 47, 000 which I gladly returned to him," she said.
Her honesty impressed Hussein and from then, a friendship that would later turn her life around for the better began. They would talk to each other from time to time and a few months later, her mother succumbed to cancer.
When Hussein learnt of her loss, he sent her a whopping KSh 100,000 along with his message of condolences.
"During the time burial, he also offered me his five-seater vehicle to help in the transport arrangments," she recalled.
Grace would later learn that Hussein is actually a son of a prominent person in the country and he later connected her to a job in which she is currently working with him as her boss.
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on an honest woman who returned the money she received after being undercharged. A young lady, Rebecca Lekalakala, recently headed to Facebook's ImStaying group to share how she had gone out of her way to return money after she was undercharged by a local store employee.
"Hey, Stayers. On the 24th of Dec, I went to Rage to buy sandals and I bought two pairs of them. At the time I made the payment the shop was already closed. It was me and my younger sister left inside the shop.
"While I was sitting on a couch watching TV, I decided to check my slips. Only to find out that I bought two pairs of sandals for R22.99 instead of R229.99. I was very worried that they may cut off her job due to a shortage of money.
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