Mumbai cops help two Kenyan women get back KES 2.2 million left behind in cab
Two Kenyan women who inadvertently left behind ₹15 lakh (KES 2.2 million) in cash in a cab in Colaba got back the money thanks to quick action by the Mumbai police.
Deka Mohammed Aziz, 43, and Hodan Jemak Murassai, 43, two Kenyan nationals, traveled to Colaba to shop for clothing, according to the Hindustan Times.
The police said the two were staying in a hotel in Masjid Bunder
According to a Colaba police station official, both women were in south Mumbai in India on business and unintentionally left the money in the cab they were traveling in.
The women immediately went to the police and reported the incident as soon as they exited the cab and realized they had forgotten the bag containing the cash in the car.
The police were able to locate the car’s driver in the Kalbadevi neighborhood thanks to CCTV footage and were able to recover the cash-filled bag, which was then given back to the women.
According to the police, the two women regularly buy clothing from India to resell in Kenya.
The Kenyan nationals thanked the police for tracing and returning their money.
Vivek Phansalkar, the commissioner of the Mumbai Police, has announced a reward for the police team’s prompt action.