How Old Man Kicked Out of SGR Was Found

  • An undated image of Peterson Mwangi.
    An undated image of Peterson Mwangi.
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  • An elderly man who went missing after being kicked out of a Madaraka Express train on Thursday, May 13, has been found.

    In a statement, Peterson Mwangi's son Elijah Waini highlighted that his father was found safe albeit sickly.

    "We are elated to inform you that Mzee has been found safe albeit sickly. We are forever grateful to our Almighty God, all you our friends and all the Agencies that have stuck with us during this hectic period." reads an excerpt of the statement.

    A before and after photo on the day Mzee Peterson Mwangi was kicked out of the train and when he was found on Saturday, May 15
    A before and after photo on the day Mzee Peterson Mwangi was kicked out of the train and when he was found on Saturday, May 15
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    The family went on to reveal that well-wishers found the man and took him in.

    "Mzee has been found at Buruburu phase 1 through the help of Mr Stephen Musila who called one of us and Madam Magdalene who took him in last night," they added.

    The family suspected that Mwangi might have been robbed as he was found without his shoes and coat.

    They, however, expressed gratitude having found him alive.

    "For all of you that took your time to call and encourage us, all of you that prayed with us, you who gave Mzee the Sweater and all you who gave any kind of support, we pause to say," the statement reads in part.

    Mwangi's daughter Tabitha had previously indicated that he went missing after a ticket misunderstanding with the Kenya Railways crew.

    She noted that her father had a valid ticket and faulted Kenya Railways for ejecting him out of the train.

    "He is 71 years old and he is suffering from mild memory loss and a little aggressive when confronted but not physically," she stated.

    In response, Kenya Railways contradicted the sentiments saying that Mwangi had been found with an invalid ticket.

    "According to KR procedure, any passenger found with an invalid ticket in the train is required to either pay for the ticket, payable at the destination or alight at the nearest railway station.

    "To assist Mwangi, the train crew requested him to reach out to a family member to pay for his journey but he neither had a phone nor any contact through which he could get assistance," the statement read.

    A file image of Peterson Mwangi.
    A file image of Peterson Mwangi.
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