Two Kenyan airport workers and a police officer have been praised for returning a bag containing about $19,000 and other valuables to a British tourist.

Benson Nickolson was part of a group that went for safari at Maasai Mara game reserve. On their way back to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, he lost the bag at the city’s Wilson Airport.

The airport workers and the policewoman found the bag. After screening it for explosives, they contacted the owner.

“All the money totalling to around $19,000 and some thousands of Kenya shillings were all intact. All my cards were found intact. All other valuables which included a regalia given to me by my late grandmother was also intact. It was a daydream for me,” Mr Nickolson said in a gratitude email to Kenyan police.

Nickolson said he had carried the substantial amount to facilitate his group’s movement and comfort.

The airport’s security supervisor, Joseph Kabangi, told the local Citizen TV that “integrity is a core value” among staff at the airport.


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