After a few days of suffering and turmoil, Equity Bank Kenya has finally refunded a widow Sh900,000 that had been lost in a fraudulent scheme at their Kisii Bank.
Asnael Moturi, the son, has today thanked Kenyans for the help in voicing the concerns and the manager at the Kisii branch for settling his mom’s case objectively and refunding her the cash.
Thank you @KeEquityBank and the manager Kisii branch for looking at my mum's case objectively and giving a reasonable verdict. The money has been fully refunded.
Truly, you're the listening and caring partner.
— Cerebral Assassin (@xysist) October 2, 2020
The refund comes after an uproar by thousands of Kenyans who took to social media Moturi wrote about funds mysteriously disappearing from his mother’s account using #BoycottEquityBank.
What's happening in Equity Bank, so fraudsters just got to my mum and managed to clear all the money in her Equity account? All of it.
She registered for equitel yesterday. What's this fam, my mum's a widow that's all the money she had for my brother's school fees. I'm livid
— Cerebral Assassin (@xysist) September 29, 2020
The news had attracted all Kenyans from all corners and even some prominent politicians like former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
#BoycottEquityBank one day equity bank paid out cash at the counter to a man that was at the same time in industrial Area remand prison. That’s when I knew they do magic.
— Hon. William Kabogo (@honkabogo) October 1, 2020
The results is a show of the power social media brings to the hands of Kenyans. If well utilized, we can achieve great things.