M-PESA has enabled people countrywide to send and receive money with just the click of a button. This has made it easier for people to pay bills, shop, and attend to other services requiring money. However, like any other service, it has its downside. Daily, people send money to the wrong recipient and end up struggling to get the money back. In some cases, they never get the money, which ends up being a character development lesson.
Imagine being in a scenario where you send money to the wrong person and they end up sending it back. To add to that, the person ends up being the love of your life. It seems so unreal, yes?
Well, not in this case.
A lady by the username @JILLKUI posted two screenshots on Twitter of a story written by a writer/poet called Michael Muthaka.
Michael shared a beautiful love story on his Instagram about how he met the woman of his dreams through a mistaken M-PESA transaction.
When you stumble upon the story, you can’t help but think about how beautiful it is. Two people end up talking out of mere coincidence and fall in love. If you are like me, then the first thing you would ask yourself is if the story was true.
According to Gadgets Africa, it was a creative piece he wrote to advertise M-PESA Global Pay. Several Kenyans were intrigued by the story and fascinated by the plot twist he brought in.
Here are some of the interesting responses.
Then he can also wait to receive money by mistake so he can meet the love of his life cause clearly it wasn’t her.
While this is said in jest, please remember that refusing to refund somebody’s money can end up costing you. People have ended up in jail.
It could be the beginning of a beautiful love story, or you could end up sorting someone else’s financial issues.
A few years ago, if you sent someone money, you only had to worry about them withdrawing it. Today Fuliza has also become an issue. The minute you send someone money by mistake, you pray the person will think you’re at the hospital fighting for your life.
That line was gold. This is the kind of confidence that people need to have!
Step 2: Cross your fingers and hope that, like Mike, the person will send back the money so you can call and start small talk.
Writing a fictional story is not easy for sure.
” Confirmed you have received 720 from…” A few seconds later, ” Confirmed 720 from your M-PESA has been used to pay your outstanding Fuliza.” Fuliza is the enemy of progress, but you have to survive in this economy.
There’s usually nothing more annoying than someone sending you money without the withdrawal fee. In this case, it can also serve as the transaction fee for reversal.
This might be tricky since the motto is ” Make sure you die before you send a man money.”
The story was indeed beautiful.
This reminds me of the people who say ” DM for pricing and inquiries.”
The story was definitely a clever way to get people talking about the new service. In the future, hopefully, more brands will reach out to him to advertise their products and services. You can check out more of Michael’s stories and poems here.