A Kenyan Member of Parliament has made headlines globally after he travelled all the way to India to repay a debt worth Ksh 300.
Richard Tong’i, MP from the Nyaribari Chache constituency pursued a course in management studies at a local college in Aurangabad between 1985 to 1989.
After clearing his college studies, he traveled back home while owing Ksh 300 to SK Gawli who used to run a grocery shop that was located in Wankhedenagar . This was the place he used to live while pursuing his studies.
When he arrived in a mission to repay his debt, Gawli, the grocer was so excited to see him. He said, “I could not believe my eyes.”
It was an emotional moment for both of them as Richard also shed tears on seeing Gawli. He said, “As a student in Aurangabad, I was at my lowest point, when these people (the Gawlis) helped me. Then I thought that some day, I will come back and (re)pay. I want to say thank you.”
“God bless the old man (Gawli) and his children. They were wonderful to me. They wanted to take me to a hotel for meal but I insisted that we should eat in their house,” he said.
The Kenyan legislator before leaving Wankhedenagar, invited Gawli to pay him a visit in Kenya.
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