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Man Receives Sh40,000 Mistakenly Sent To Him Via M-Pesa, What He Did Next Was Unexpected Honesty has become



Honesty has become such a rare virtue in the society that it’s celebrated and rewarded. While it’s the right thing to do, the world around us has become so rogue that a kind gesture will make the news. Just the other day, a matatu tout who picked Sh30,000 and returned it to the owner became an envy of many and a media sensation.

Normally, like virginity, if you lose something in a matatu it is gone forever, in fact, Kenyan matatus are so dangerous that you have theft warnings in most busses, your chances of getting back lost valuables and in this case Sh30,000 is a strong improbable. But this gentleman did the unusual, returned the money. He would later be in every news item, radio and t.v. shows, public contributions to reward his honesty came in, the lady time I checked, he has been sent Sh300,000 and scholarship rewards.

Another story of rare honesty has yet again hit the interwebs and this time it is Mpesa mishap. A Mr. Wachira Waruhu had mistakenly sent Simon Mwangi Sh40,000 money which he was sending via mobile banking in M-Pesa but keyed in a wrong number. What Simon did next was a rare show, he acknowledged having received the cash, thanked Wachira for the mistake.

For Simon, this was a blessing in disguise because evidently, he received that cash when he was going through a difficult phase. He then promised to return the full amount, since he withdrew it immediately, there was no option of a reversion of transaction. For Wachira, he only had two options; report the matter to the police or trust the devil and wait for Monday to see if he’d reimburse, he opted for the latter.

A screenshot detailing the rare occurrence.

We can all agree this was a super risky get he took, Kenyans are always Kenyans, dishonest to the core, I mean what else can you say about people who pirated a book talking about looting and grabbing. Like president once snitched on us, we’re experts in stealing. In normal cases, chances of Wachira getting back his money is zero, you’d cry blood and bleed to death but you won’t get your money back.

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Mostly, recipients would quickly switch off their phones after receiving money sent to them mistakenly and the sender to count his losses. If you checked with police, there are a number of cases they’re investigating. For service providers, there’s not so much they can do if you sent the money to a wrong number and recipient already withdrew. You either engage shuttle diplomacy with recipient or police.

Simon Mwangi did the unusual, on Monday as agreed, he sent Wachira back his money in full and here is where we drop that sigh! I can bet there are many reading this and saying “huyo msee ni fala” because we’re a society that’s tolerant to fraud, the action of Simon is viewed as foolishness. Many have sent to wrong numbers money even meant for treatment of relatives, school fees, and other emergencies but not even death or suicide threats would make recipients reverse the money. Kenyans generally have an ice box in their hearts.

I think perhaps another big story in this is his last name and how people have been stereotyped in this country yet he did the unexpected. Simon Mwangi is indeed a man worth celebrating.

Sending money to wrong numbers has cost many damages emotionally and financially, Safaricom came up with a verification service, Hakikisha which gives customers 15 seconds to verify numbers and names of receivers before authorizing the transactions, this gives one an opportunity to quickly reverse the transaction should they realize a mistake during keying inbox numbers by the name notified.

M-Pesa confirmation that money was sent back.

Counter check before you make a mistake that Wachira made since it’s not every day that you fall lucky to send money wrongly to a Simon, mostly it lands in typical hands and you’ll be counting your losses.

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Accusations Emerge That South Sudan Warlord Paul Malong Paid Sh600K For Cleansing Interview As Kenyans Slams Jeff Koinange For Granting The Interview



Jeff interviewing general Malong.

Accusations are now flying that the former  South Sudanese army chief of staff Paul Malong could have bribed his way to the screens for a ‘rebuttal’ interview following an expose done by Africa Uncensored exposing his role in looting and causing destruction and blood bath in his country.

Malong strongly denied allegations of embezzlement of public funds or committing atrocities against civilians during the five-year civil war in the country.

A recent documentary released by The Sentry and echoed by Africa Uncensored ‘The Profiteers’ once again reiterated accusations against Malong who is under UN and US sanctions about his wealth and his involvement in the war crimes during the conflict.


In a 25 minute interview with the Kenya Citizen TVreleased on Sunday, Malong further said he didn’t take advantage from his position as Governor of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal or profited from his position when he was the chief of staff.

“They did not tell us where I got the money,” he said. He further said the documentary and those who accused him have to prove that he has stolen money, give the details of these accounts and the country where these funds are deposited

“I’m not a rich man I’m just taking care of myself and my family. I have nothing,” he said.

“Northern Bahr El-Ghazal is not an oil producing state and everybody knows that,” so why the accuse me, he wondered.

Regarding the time when he was the army chief of staff, he said the minister of defence is the one who plans the army budget while the chief of staff is the implementer.

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I use what is given to me for certain jobs that I’m going to do. if people say I took the tents and sold them that may be, I took ammunition and guns and sold them that may be, (…) but I do not get cash,” he said.

The same for the war crimes and atrocities, Malong said he executed the orders he received from his military hierarchy the army commander in chief President Salva Kiir.

“I was not operating independently,” he repeated.

Also, he dismissed any responsibility for the killing of civilians in Juba following the clashes at the South Sudanese presidency in July 2016.

“During the J1 fight, I was in control of the army more than any time,” he said stressing that the clashes ended at Jebel Kogor.

When asked about the rape of women in Juba, he said it was done by security soldier but not his army.

“I know what happened. It was in one of the hotels and one of the ladies said that the person who had raped her is an agent of security soldier and his name was written,” he said.

General Malong and Malong Jr

On the UN sanction, Malong said “they are missing the point. If they speak about the cause of the war, the cause of war is Salva and Machar. Whatever I did in the army was just orders,” he said again.

The old friend of the South Sudanese president avoided criticising Salva Kiir for his sack from the position of the army chief of staff.

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However, Malong said that he was disappointed when Kiir accused him of asking Kenyan, Ugandan presidents and even Ethiopian prime minister to support him to overthrow Salva Kiir.

The South Sudanese tycoon Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr. took part in the interview to explain that General Malong was not his father and he is not his relative.

He and General Malong said they would pursue those who continue to repeat such claims in order to prove the corruption of the former South Sudanese official.

It is ironical that General Malong ‘accepted’ for an interview with Jeff to clear his name yet he refused to give John Namu audience during the compilation of documentary to comment on the accusations.

Documentary ‘The Profiteers’ was set to air on KTN but it was cancelled on the last minute in what is speculated to have been as a result of orders given to the station to edit out Malong’s name who was adversely mentioned in the three parts documentary.

It only went to show how well connected and powerful Malong is.

New information emerging is the general could’ve bribed his way to the tv after parting with Sh.600,000 or above. According Steve Juma, a journalist, he was approached by unnamed diplomat who offered sh600K for an interview with the accused general.

Steve says he declined the offer but wasn’t surprised to watch the request materialize when Malong was hosted on Citizen TV.

The allegations.

The controversial interview has been labeled a cleansing attempt and has brought Jeff Koinange under harsh criticism.


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Itumbi Shows Up In Court To Prove Strong Friendship With Maribe Has An Handshake With ‘Rival’ Jowie



Itumbi shaking hands with Jowie.

If there’s anyone who has stood at least publicly with Jacque Maribe since she got arrested and charged for the murder of Monica, that person is Dennis Itumbi.

The two are rumored to have dated before given several intimate occasions that they shared publicly including a surprise birthday party while she was live on air.

Itumbi has been consistent in standing with Jacque who together with his fiancé Joseph Irungu, have been now jointly charged for murder. The government’s digital strategist has not shied away from expressing his feelings and heartwarming messages meant for his friend Maribe.

While many of her friends have not been seen publicly expressing their support neither showing up at the court, Itumbi and Maribe’s father are the ones captured on camera having gotten closer to the accused and in court during the proceedings in solidarity.

It was a show when Itumbi had the popular handshake with his ‘rival’ Jowie In Court. Jowie is the prime suspect in the murder. A teary Maribe was overwhelmed with emotions when his ‘ex’ showed up to give her moral support.

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All factors aside, one thing is clear that we’re surrounded with fake friends who’ll stick around when things are merry and vanish when things go south. You don’t need many friends, keep the small circle with loyal and worthy friends. You need friends like Itumbi who stick around regardless of circumstances.

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From Whitehouse To Statehouse Kanye West Visits Uganda’s President Gifting Him Autographed Yeezys



President Museveni with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at the Statehouse.

American Rapper Kanye West who considers himself the best artist of recent times and who doesn’t shy from courting controversy has visited one of the many dictators in the continent Museveni.

Kanye who’s in Uganda with his family, apparently bought out a resort and built an outdoor studio in the bush where he’s currently recording a studio album which he says is African inspired hence the decision to record it in Uganda.

Kim receives a gift from Museveni.

Kanye gifts Museveni with a pair of Yeezy.

Museveni hosts the couple.

The rapper took time off to meet the country’s president Museveni who wrote on his Twitter , “I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa.”

Museveni is on the spot for dictatorship and reigning terror on his opponents, recently, the bully president nearly killed Bobi Wine who also happens to be a musician and now an MP. Fearing for his growing influence and popularity in Uganda especially amongst the youths, Museveni faked an incident that ended in Bobi’s driver getting killed in what is assumed to have been a bullet meant for the young legislator.

Kanye West recording music.

Bobi Wine was arrested, detained and tortured at military barracks where he was severely injured and had to seek special treatment in the US. He was charged with trumped up treason charges.

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Kanye’s visit comes only days after the controversial rapper visited the Oval Office, Whitehouse and held meeting with Donald Trump. Kanye in his custom conditions, went on a ranting spree addressing several issues including the red hat. His visit to meet Trump has been criticized mostly by the black community who say Trump’s policies are stifling to the community and by Yeezy aligning with him, he’s considered a traitor.

The studio set.

During his visit to Museveni accompanied with his wife, Kanye gifted the 74 year old president with his Yeezy line sneakers.

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