A Kenyan security guard has earned praise from his employer and Kenyans on social media for his honesty after he returned a lost handbag containing money and other valuables.
Joseph Mugendi is said to have found and returned the bag in January this year after its owner misplaced it at Sarit Centre, a shopping complex located in Nairobi’s Westlands area.
The bag contained Sh103,000 in cash, three bank cheques, an iPhone and several other personal items. It belonged to a woman had gone shopping at the mall.
Mugendi’s employer, BM Security on Tuesday presented him with a certificate titled 'Award of Virtue' in recognition of his honesty.
"Our employees are the embodiment of integrity and professionalism. John Mugendi recovered a handbag containing Kshs.103,260, 3 cheques, iPhone and other personal items misplaced by a client.”
"We celebrate you for upholding our core value of honesty and integrity. Kudos," BM Security said on Facebook.
Kenyans online also lauded him for the noble action.
Rasika Mhajan said: "He is one of the best guards I have come across. He is at Sarit Centre Karuna Road parking. One time I left my car window open and he looked after my car throughout.. He is very friendly too!"
Elijah Kirui wrote: "Bravo comrade that is a way of to be honest and a trustworthy officer, God bless you."
Lawrence Nyeris said: "Congratulations bro, God will always reward you and you will count more blessings before the end of the year."