Grace from Naivasha has narrated how her father turned her into his wife after her mother died; however, after her neighbors realized what he was doing, he ran away and left her to take care of her siblings.
According to her, she was the firstborn in a family of three. Her mother was working on a flower farm, and one day she got into an accident and died on the spot when all her troubles started.
She says that her father was working at a construction site, and he used to come home on weekends. After they buried the money that was contributed, he paid the rent for three months, bought food, and later went back to work.
Grace says that her father went for six months without coming back to check on them; the food that he had left for them to get finished, and neighbors were the ones giving them food. They even stopped going to school since they had no school fees.
She says that after six months, her father came back, and that night he told her he was going to sleep with her on his bed and the others were going to sleep on the chairs since it was a single room. She says that night, her father forced himself on her and warned her not to tell anyone.
In the morning, he left 200 shillings for her, and he went back to work. After two weekends, he came back and forced himself on her again.
She says that the next weekend, when he came, she told her brother to go and call one of their neighbors when they went to sleep so they could see what her father had been doing.
She says that when the neighbors came, they found them in the bed and they started screaming, and her father ran away in the midst of the people, and up to date, she has never seen him again for over 10 years now. She says that she was left to take care of her siblings all alone.
She is now pleading with well-wishers to help her get a job so she can be able to raise her kids and her small sister, who is still in school.