Covid-19 lockdown: Poor widow cooks stones to feed her hungry children

Covid-19 lockdown: Poor widow cooks stones to feed her hungry children

- A Kenyan widow, Prisca Momanyi, has been cooking stones for meal for her children since coronavirus lockdown started

- Whenever she cooked the stones, she always hoped the children would fall asleep so they can forget entirely about the food

- Since the media shared her story, people have been coming to help her with the kind of money that has changed her life for good

To survive the economic hardship that the ongoing lockdown is causing, a woman named Peninah Bahti Kitsao living in Mombasa, Kenya, has been cooking stones for her children.

Before the coronavirus lockdown, the woman worked as a local laundrywoman. Now that restriction is in play, her customer base has drastically dwindled, BBC News reports.

Peninah said that she always hoped they would fall asleep as they wait on end for the meal (stones) to get done.

Her neighbor, Prisca Momanyi, who was taken aback by the whole act, informed the media about the woman’s plight.

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After she was interviewed by NTV, the woman has since received help as many donated money to her bank account that was opened for her by Momanyi.

The widow said she could not believe people would come to her rescue the way they did, calling everything a big miracle.

The woman said she did that so as to make the children fall asleep. Photo source: BBC

The woman said she did that so as to make the children fall asleep. Photo source: BBC
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In speaking with the media, she said that she had to resort to that tactic because she had nothing. The widow, however, said that the children later knew that they were being lied to.

"They started telling me that they knew I was lying to them, but I could do nothing because I had nothing,” she said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Wednesday, April 29, gave much hope as he said that Nigerian would overcome the battle against coronavirus.

The monarch said a traditional vaccine for the virus has gotten to an advanced stage and the public would soon see the result.

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Oba Adeyeye made this known to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state where he had gone to donate two motorized fumigators to the government.

The traditional ruler said he had been working hard with traditional medicine doctors in the country so as to come up with a cure for the deadly disease.

He added that though the world is working on a scientific solution to the virus, traditional methods as a way to get out of the outbreak should not be discarded.

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