- Kennedy Wachira from Kenya 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 an okada
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For many couples, getting married and having children they'll love and cherish, is something they hope and pray for.
However, not so many people prepare for the responsibilities that come with raising children and this often affects the way some handle their duties as parents.
While there are some who keep trying until they get it right, there are others who simply can't handle it and sometimes, chose one way or the other out regardless of how it might affect their partners or children.
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One Nairobi couple made the decision to get married and have children together, but little did they know the tasks of being parents 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.
Speaking to Legit.ng, 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.
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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 two-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.
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.
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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 (N7,348) 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 an okada.
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 other news, George Mambezi, the man who has gone viral for disciplining his son, has spoken out following criticisms from human right activists. He maintains that it's his son and he has the right to discipline him.
Recall earlier on, a video went viral on the internet which showed a man slapping his son several times for failing to sit for Maths and English exams, scoring poorly in other courses despite him (the father) spending $21,000 on his school fees which is about N8m.
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