Well-wishers on Friday, April 7, raised Ksh12,078 for a woman who lost Ksh1,500 after customers fled without paying her in Juja, Kiambu County.
The lady appealed online for help to raise the amount since it was deducted from her Ksh250 per day salary.
"A man and two ladies came to the shop where I refill water and their bill totaled Ksh1500. They pretended to have paid and within seconds, they had driven away.
"It is painful losing that money, to some it may be little but it is a lot to me since I have to pay school fees for my kid," she narrated.
According to the lady working along Thika Road, the money was meant for the shopping of her aging parents as well as catering for other daily needs.
The lady had reported the matter to the Juja Police Station before appealing for help online.
After the heartbreaking story was shared, Kenyans overwhelmingly chipped in while condemning the inhumane act.
"Kenyans for Kenyans, may God continue to bless the hands that offered," one remarked.
While some Kenyans were irked by the incident, others informed the lady that her employer was paying her below the minimum wage.
"I think paying first before the service will be a lasting solution to most reported cases of theft," one suggested.
On the other hand, Kenyans were concerned about the crime rate in Juja after victims recorded more than 50 cases that morning.
Cases of Kenyans being duped by fraudsters who fake mobile money transaction messages have been on the rise prompting business owners to be cautious.
One of the rampant scams is motorists fueling at various petrol stations across the country before fleeing without paying, leaving the attendant stranded.
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