A Kenyan MP returns India to repay a debt of Rs 200, after 22 years

Aurangabad: Richard Nyagaka Tongi, who is a member of Parliament from Kenya, travelled all way long to Aurangabad city in Maharashtra, to repay a debt of Rs 200 which he had taken from a grocer 22 years ago.

Kashinath Gawli, the grocer in Aurangabad, was overwhelmed to see Tongi who is the lawmaker from the Nyaribari cache constituency, after so many years.

According to Tongi’s Facebook page, He was a management student in Maulana Azad college from 1985-89 and he had taken food provisions from Gawli daily for which he had not paid.

God bless the old man (Gawli) and his children. They were wonderful to me. They wanted to take me to a hotel for a meal but I insisted that we should eat in their house, a Tongi added.

The Kenyan politician also interacted with the students at the college where he had studied. Tongi also invited Gawli to visit his country soon, the Facebook post said.   

Interaction of Toni with students

He told reporters that he had taken debt from Gawli 22 years ago that he had not paid, they had given him food but he had not paid. So when he got married, he vowed to return to India and payback.

Bureau news, Kokan now, Aurangabad.

Image source: ANI, News Time Barak

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