“I wanted a child, I was desperate and that made me stray out of my marriage,” domestic violence victim in Kenya says
By Sewe Ishola
The Kenyan woman, Jackline Mwende whose hands were cut off by her husband for not having children is pregnant!
Recent photos of the rehabilitated woman showed a pregnancy bump and it has been the subject of discussion, with people wondering about the paternity of the unborn baby.
Well, Jackline has opened up about her current situation to The Nation (Kenya). She disclosed that another man got her pregnant.
She said she has no regrets, because she “opted to go this route” out of her deep-rooted desire to bear a child.
She said that there hasn’t been any contact between her and the man since she got pregnant, because they had agreed that he should impregnate her after which they would go their separate ways.
“I wanted a child. I was desperate and it is that yearning… and probably the devil too… that made me stray out of my marriage. But I did it to save my marriage.”
She discovered she was pregnant following days of nausea that prompted her to go for a medical check-up. She is due to give birth at the “end of February or beginning of March”.
“It was wrong to do it and I know people will judge me harshly for it, but I am remorseful because I was desperate. Knowing that am alive today, and that I will be a mother soon, is the silver lining in the middle of all the heartache and gloom,” she said.
A German organisation, Merck, through one of its projects, More than a Mother, had taken Jackline in and built her a two-bedroom house in Kathama village, Machakos County.
“Merck will support Jackeline Mwende throughout the rest of her life to empower and enable her to become an independent productive member in society,” the organisation had said in 2016.
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