Kenyan woman Soipan Martha is a troubled woman after learning that her mother, and abusive ex-husband have been having an affair for a total of 15 years..
Growing up, Soipan Martha has always craved her mother’s affection, but she never understood why this never materialised.
At the age of two, Martha’s mother left her in the care of her elder sister and left the country to seek greener pastures in Saudi Arabia.
She said that life was not easy as she kept wondering when she would ever see her mother again.
One day, her mother returned to Kenya and decided to take her to boarding school, but no one would visit her during the visiting day. This made her befriend the headmistress, who vowed to treat her as her daughter. And she did.
With the help of her grandmother, she joined high school after primary school then began to work in the hospitality sector, where she met a man and fell in love.
“I thought he loved me because of all the attention he would give me. But immediately I moved in with him trouble started. He beat me up on the first day demanding money and ATM cards. Whenever I had no money he would sell my phone and keep the money,” she told a trusted Kenyan news outlet Tuko in an exclusive interview.
Martha recalled how one day, after she was introduced to her mother-in-law by her husband’s brother, the old lady’s response shocked her. “She asked me, with all this beauty, did you not find anyone else to marry?”
Martha narrated, adding that after that statement, then her sister-in-law told her that many had come before her and some left mai*med and severely injured.
On the day she returned home from the introduction, she found her husband furious. He wanted to know what his relatives had told her, and when she couldn’t answer, he beat her up to pulp until she lost consciousness.
The lady woke up in the hospital, where she was also informed that she was pregnant but unfortunately lost the baby three hours after birth.
She decided to leave the marriage, but the man would hide and beat her up as she was coming from work. Broken Martha sought refuge in a church where a pastor took advantage of her and became pregnant.
He also rejected her when she informed him of the pregnancy. And fortunately, nine months later, after complicated labour that threatened her life and that of her baby, she gave birth to her son.
At this point, Martha decided to start her life alone with her son, but her peace was quickly interrupted; mom called her in the wee hours of the night, pleading with her for help.
“She even lied to me that they had ended the illicit affair, but after I took care of her and even sunk into debts because of her treatment, my mother left my house and moved in back with my ex-husband,”
Martha recalled adding that she had since distanced herself from the two, but she has forgiven them. Martha now seeks a fresh start saying she wishes to clear her debts and leave the country where no one knows her misery.
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