By Wanja Waweru
Visitors from the United Kingdom have praised two Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) staff and a police officer stationed at Wilson Airport for their kindness in returning their bag, which contained over Ksh. 2.4 million, phones, and an iPad.
The three discovered the tourists’ bag at the airport’s arrival area and kept it at their office before calling the owners.
According to KAA management, the three will receive compensation for their thoughtful act, which will help Kenya become the world’s top tourism destination.
The administration added that installing CCTV cameras will improve security at the facility.
The three people are policewoman Brajeliner Fikiri, security guard Martin Kamau, who oversees arriving drivers, and Joseph Kabangi, who oversees security at Wilson Airport’s luggage collection area.
Kabangi said: “I can remember it was early last month there was a passenger who came and they were transferring their bags from their trolley to the tourist van and one of the passengers somehow forgot his bag…it was a small brown bag.”
Kabangi checked the suitcase for explosives and forbidden materials with the assistance of Fikiri and Kamau.
Further investigation revealed the bag had cards, phones, an iPad, and money in both dollars and Kenyan shillings.
“We had got his contacts and we called him and he found us in the office, he identified the bag and said the bag was his. If he had not turned up that day we would have booked it in the OB and then we keep it in our safe custody,” stated Kabangi.