- Kennedy Wachira from Dagoretti South shared the heartbreaking story of how the mother of his children abandoned them for alcohol
- According to him, she started taking alcohol after giving birth to their second child
- The woman then left without a trace when the baby was only two-months-old and has not been seen since then
- Wachira was then forced to be taking his child with him to work despite the risks that come with riding okada
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There is now widespread acceptance of the idea that people with learning difficulties should be able to live an ordinary life in the community.
For most people, an ordinary life means marriage and children. Do we hum and haw at this point and say: "Ah, well, we do not mean that ordinary"?
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For many couples, such ordinary decisions usually end up to come we stay arrangements with very minimal or no premarital counselling on how to cope with challenges that come with marriage.
One Nairobi couple made that ordinary decision to get married and have children together, little did the know the tasks of being parents that were awaiting them.
While it seemed the couple found a way to sail through marriage, motherhood for the woman overwhelmed and frustrated her to the extent of becoming an alcoholic.
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Speaking to YEN.com.gh’s Lynn Ngugi, Kennedy Wachira from Dagoretti South in Nairobi county shared the heartbreaking story of how the mother of his children abandoned them for alcohol.
All was well for the neat family of three until the couple welcomed their second born son and his wife changed for the worst.
“When we gave birth to him is when she started drinking, she would drink and not feed the children, I would find her asleep with the doors wide open,” narrated Wachira.
When he confronted her, she left the family without a trace when their son was only two-months-old. She left the children alone while their father was at work.
The father of two who operates a boda boda to feed the family was forced to be taking his months old son with him to work despite the risks that come with it.
“ The business is now down since people are not going to work. My life has become difficult since I have to find money, buy food and cook for the children before they sleep,” he said.
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Wachira starts his day at 5am leaving the two children asleep and comes back later to prepare breakfast for them.
When the younger one does not go back to sleep, he wraps him around his chest using a leso and goes to work with him.
“Sometimes he cries and customers wonder what is happening but I always tell them his mother left him so I have to survive since I do not have any other option,” he said.
The father of two said his firstborn son, two and half-year-old Erick Mburu, was unable to walk and speak with doctors prescribing therapy for him.
However, Wachira is not able to raise the KSh 2,000 required for each session his son will be enrolled at the health facility.
According to him, he finds the strength to face each day in knowing that his children, whom he loves so much, will one day grow up into respectable members of the society.
Wachira wishes he could open up a business close to his home so he can be close to his children than riding a boda boda.
Although he is going through a lot owing to his wife’s disappearance, the indefatigable man said he had forgiven her and wishes she could come back so they raise their children together.
In another report, parts of social media have been filled with extreme grief after the story of a young and adorable Ghanaian lady by name Sandra passed on sadly on her birthday.
The story was made public by Nana Tea, a gentleman who is usually known for breaking authentic news in a popular Ghana-based Facebook group called Tell It All.
According to Nana, the lady passed on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, which was her birthday.
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