The world is full of strange things and Kenyan legislators are no different.
Nyaribari Chache member of parliament on Tuesday traveled to India to settle debts that date back to 30 years ago.
Richard Tong’i owed an Indian green grocer Ksh 300 which is 300 Rupees that he borrowed between the year 1985 to 1989.
Tong’i was studying management studies at a local college in Aurangabad during the aforementioned period and made friends with Kashinath Gawl who would help him whenever he did not have money.
The septuagenarian (Gawli) then ran a grocery shop at Wankhedenagar locality where Richard stayed. When Tong’i left, he had accumulated a debt of Ksh300 from the green grocer.
“I could not believe my eyes,” Gawli told Indian media after the visit.
Tong’i traveled in the company of his wife Michelle.
Nyaribari Chache Mp Hon Richard Tong'i with Gawli the Indian greengrocer he paid a 30yr old debt of Ksh300. He had accumulated the debt while studying in India.
“As a student in Aurangabad, I was at my lowest point, when these people (Gawlis) helped me. Then I thought that someday, I will come back and (re)pay. I want to say thank you. This is so emotional for me,” the MP told Indian media.
“God bless the old man (Gawli) and his children. They were wonderful to me. They wanted to take me to a hotel for the meal but I insisted that we should eat in their house,” he said.
Before leaving Aurangabad, the legislator invited Gawli Kaka (uncle) to visit his country.