- The story of Winfred Mwende shows how Kenyans are good people as they helped her to get back on her feet
- Mwende shared pictures of her humble house on a Facebook page where people post photos of their humble beginnings and after they make it in life to encourage one another
- Her post went viral, and help came that got her house transformed with a comfortable bed to sleep on
Winfred Mwende is a happy woman. The single mother of one, who is heavily pregnant with her second child, has wowed Kenyans again after showing off her furnished bedsitter days after posting photos of her humble house and bedding on popular Facebook group Glam my Home.
Mwende shared the pictures on the page where people post photos of their humble beginnings and after they make it in life to encourage one another.
The mother of one was sleeping on the floor after leaving a toxic marriage early this year when she shared the photos.
Mwende revealed that she borrowed a friend's phone to take the photos, and after posting, the post went viral. Members of the group supported her, and some even offered to pay her rent.
"I was very depressed at that time. I used to pray that we (my child and I) would die in our sleep."
The 26-year-old mum narrated how people she hoped would support her deserted her in time of need. Her baby daddy, cousins and friends turned their backs on her.
"In the eyes of many, he was providing, but he was emotionally unavailable, demeaned me. He was basically a narcissist."
She said she is still healing
Mwende, an orphan raised by a single mum, said she is working on creating a home where she can live with her younger sister in a children's home.
The heavily pregnant mother revealed that her husband walked out on her in August 2020 and continued to pay her rent, but in January this year, he told her he couldn't pay her rent anymore. She had no option but moved out and went to stay with a cousin in Thika, but after a few weeks, she was thrown out.
The soft-spoken mother said she was forced to start her own life, and luckily she was given a mattress by a friend and used to sleep on the floor.
Mwende said life has been good ever since she walked out of the toxic marriage, and she is at peace. She thanked Kenyans for helping her.
"Words cannot express how grateful I am to Kenyans. After posting the photos, some people said I was a con, but majority helped me."
"May their cups overflow. I am humbled. I never even thought I would ever use cooking gas in my life"
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Mwende is looking forward to moving to a bigger house to accommodate her family and hopes to find a job once she delivers her secondborn in August.
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Another lady, another horrible story of rejection
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young woman cried out in a video about having children for two ‘white’ men who abandoned her. She was left to take care of the kids.
In a viral video by Afrimax and shared on Instagram by Tunde Ednut, the woman said she met the first man who was a contract worker at a building site.
After his contract expired, he left for his country despite knowing she was already pregnant. According to the young lady, the only thing the Turkish man sent was the baby’s name.