‘Pastor alinipa mimba, akanishawishi niitoe na akaniacha’ Mwanamke ajutia

 Amewashangaza watu wengi mwanamke mmoja jijini Nairobi akisumulia jinsi mhubiri katika  kanisa lao alivyomshawishi kuavya mimba  baada ya kuwa katika uhusiano wa kisiri na mhubiri huyo.

Mwanamke huyo alitumia mitandao ya kijamii kusimulia masaibu yake  na kueleza jinsi pasto huyo alivyomtumia , kumpa mimba kisha akamwacha  hoi .

‘ Napenda mashosho.’ ‘Kahaba mwanamume aeleza anavyoishi kama mfalme kwa kuwapa ngono wanawake Nairobi

 ‘ Nilikuwa nikiendesha shughuli zangu katika shule moja  wakati nilipomaliza shule, kisha baadaye nikaalikwa katika kanisa moja hapa jijini. Kila kitu kilikuwa sawa na hata nilikuwa nafanya mahubiri pia mimi. Nikakutana na pasta mmoja aliyekuwa single na alikuwa akinijali sana kwani mara nyingi angenipigia simu kuniuliza mbona sijakuja kanisani .

 HE WAS SOO COOL DAT WE BECAME VERY CLOSE. HE WAS PRACTICALLY MY BEST FRIEND..WE USED TO HANG OUT ALOT ESPECIALLY GO TO THE MOVIES…HE TOLD ME ALOT OF THINGS ESPECIALLY ON HOW HE WANTS TO GET MARRIED BEFORE THIS YEAR ENDS. ONE EVENING, HE TOOK ME TO DINNER N WHEN HE DROPPED ME BACK AT HOME, WE STARTED MAKING OUT N DEN HAD SEX. I FELT BAD COZ I COMMITTED D SIN WITH A PASTOR BUT HE WASN’T BOTHERED. HE EVEN WANTED ANOTHER ROUND…AFTER EVERYTHIN, WE PRAYED ABOUT IT BUT IT DIDN’T STOP THERE. WE WERE HAVING SEX ALMOST EVERYDAY N REPENTING EVERYDAY.

‘Alikuwa shoga! Alionioa kuwafumba watu macho…’ Mwanadada asimulia yaliyomkumba

  Nilijua tulichokuwa tukifanya hakikuwa sawa lakini alikuwa akisema maisha yetu yatakuwa mazuri wakati tutakapooana . Tulikuwa tukionana kila siku lakini alikuwa akijificha kanisani. Ilifika wakati kila mtu akajua tulikuwa pamoja lakini hakuna aliyeweza kufikiria kwamba tulikuwa tukifanya mapenzi .

   Matatizo yalianza wakati nilipopata mimba. Sikujali kwa sababu alikuwa ameniahidi kwamba atanioa  . Alipojua alinikataa na tukatengana kabisa .. Baada ya Jumapili mbili nilimuona  na msichana mwingine aliyemtoa kutoka kanisa lingine .

  Aliniambia sasa kwamba msichana huyo ndiye aliyekuwa mpenzi wake na hata alifanya uhusiano huo kuwa wa wazi na watu walijua . Kisha akasema alikuwa na mpango wa kumuoa msichana huyo mwaka ufuatao  . Nimejipata na aibu kwa sababu kuna watu waliotuona na yeye usiku na  amemtambulisha kwa mhubiri mkuu .

‘Alihepa na msee wa boda boda nikashindwa nilikosea wapi’

I HAD NO CHOICE DAN TO ABORT D BABY COZ NO1 WUD EVA BILIV HE WAS RESPONSIBLE. MY CONFUSION IS DAT EVN THO HE HAS A GIRL, HE STILL WANTS US TO B BESTIES N ALSO TO KEEP HAVING SEX. I’V TRIED PUSHIN HIM AWAY COZ I WANT TO GET OVER HIM BUT HE WONT LET ME. EVEN IF I DONT PICK HIS CALLS, HE COMES TO MY OFFICE N D MORE I C HIM, D HARDER IT IS TO FORGET HIM..

 

 

Majuto: ‘Nilitoa mimba ya miezi sita kwa sababu mpenzi wangu alikuwa hanipi pesa’

Kupata mtoto  ni Baraka.  Lakini kuna akina dada mabo wametekeleza mauaji kwa kuavya mimba bila kujua matokeo na kasha baadaye kujutia .

Ingawaje kuna hali zinazokubalika kwa mwanamke kuruhusiwa kuavya mimba ,sababu nyingi ambazo akina dada  hutoa mimba  hazikubaliki na ni ukatili mkubwa .Iwpao maisha ya mama yapo hatarini na kwa ushauri wa daktari basi inaruhusiwa mimba ile kutolewa ili kuyaokoa maisha ya mama .  Aliyofanya  Millicent Weru* yamemrudi na anajutia kwa sababu  aliitoa mimba ya miezi sita ili kumuadhbu mpenzi wake ambaye anasema aolikuwa ‘mchoyo’ na hakuwa akimpa pesa kwa hivyo aliogopa kwamba hangeweza kumsaidia endapo angejifungua  mtoto yule. Baada ya uhusiano wa miaka mitatu , Millicent na mpenzi wake  Eric waligundua kwamba   walikuwa wazazi watarajiwa . Hawakuwa tayari kuanza kufanya ulezi lakini Eric alimhakikishia Millicent kwamba angemtunza pamoja na mtoto wao ambaye hakuwa amezaliwa .  Mambo yalikuwa mazuri  hadi wakati  Mimba hiyo ilikuwa imetumu miezi sita –miezi mitatu kabla ya kujifungua wakati Millicent na Eric  walipogombana na kurushiana maneno makali .

Usikule vyakula hivi kabla ya ‘pekejeng’

Kwa mara ya kwanza katika uhusiano wao walikuwa wametofautiana vikali sana na hali haikurahisishwa na uja uzito wa Millicent. Alikuwa akidai kwamba kwa muda sasa Eric alikuwa  ameanza kuwa mgumu kutoa pesa za kumsaidia  na alihofia huenda hilo likaendelea hata wakati atakapojifungua  na angekosa kumtunza mtoto wao . Eric alijaribu kueleza kwamba hali kiuchumi kwake ilikuwa mbaya na wakati mwingi hakuwa na pesa za kumpa Millicent ambaye alikuwa bado anaishi kwao . Milly kwa upande wake alikuwa  na  wazo kwamba Eric alikuwa keshapata mpenzi wa pembeni na hivyo alikuwa amemtelekeza mIlly ambaye alikuwa na uja uzito .Pia alikuwa akidai kwamba huenda Eric alikuwa akimuangazia sana mpenzi wake mpya na kumpa pesa badala ya kumtunza yeye na  mtoto wao  ambaye alikuwa njiani .

Tit for Tat:Mke wangu alitoroka na kakangu,nikamnyakua dadake!

Alipozungumza na baadhi ya rafiki zake kuhusu hofu hizo walimshauri  aitoe mimba hiyo . Licha ta kuwepo hatari ya kuitoa mimba ya miezi  sita ,Milly alikuwa ameshakata kauli ya kuavya mimba na safari yake ya majuto ikaanza . Alishauriwa kwenda katika hospitali moja Kangemi ambako wanawake wasotaka kujifungua walikuwa wakipewa tembe ya kuavya mimba . Hospitalini ,hakuwa na fedha za kutosha ili kupewa dawa na pia kulazwa ili utaratibu mzima wa kuiondoa mimba ile ufanywe na kukamilishwa . Ombi lake kwamba asaidiwe na angeleta pesa zilizosalia  halikusikizwa na kwa sababu ya  kukosa utu na kutojali kwa wahudumu katika hospitali  ile ,walimpa tembe ya kutoa mimba na wakamshauri  kwenda nyumbani .

‘ Niliambiwa niimeze usiku kasha nilale,alafu dawa itafanya kazi na  mabakai ya mtoto yangevuja yenyewe’ anasema Millicent .

Milly  alifiriki ingekuwa kazi rahisi lakini  alichojionea sasa ni  kumbukumbu ambazo zinamkwaza na kumtoa machozi kila uchao . Baada ya kumeza dawa aliyopewa ili kuitoa mimba ,mabakai ya mtoto yalianza kutoka kama damu .  Chumba chake cha kulala kilijaa damu na vipandd vya kijusi . Harufu iliyotanda katika chumba hicho ilikuwa ya  kumfanya mtu atapike lakini Milly kwa sababu ya usiri hakutaka usaidizi . Mamake alikuwa katika chumba tofauti na hakujua binti yake alikuwa akifanya nini kwa sababu alimuambua kwamba hatoenda kazi kwa  wiki moja kwa sababu ana maumivu .Mama  mtu hakujua binti yake alikuwa akiteleza mauaji mle ndani !

Juju! Ndoa yangu ilikatika ghafla baada ya kuitumia vibaya ‘dawa ya mapenzi’

Uchungu , hofu ,harufu , damu na vipande vilivyochanika vya  kiumbe  vilitapakaa katika kitanda na chumba kizima cha Milly .hakujua la kufanya kwani alikuwa akivuja kama mrefeji .Alijikokota na kuifikia simu yake ili kumwita  binamu yake wa rika lake  ambaye boma lao linapakana na kwa akina Milly . Binamu  yake alipofika katika kile chumba alipatwa na butwaa asijue kilichokuwa kikifanyika .

‘ Nilimuambia anivute vyote  vilivyokuwa vikinitoka’aliniangalia kwa hofu asijue kilichokuwa kikifanyika ,hapo ndipo nilipojua kwamba nimefanya kosa kubwa ‘ anasema Milly

Binamu yake alipopata ufahamu wa kisa hakufanya alivyomtaka Milly .mara moja alikimbia kumwita mama Milicent na kumueleza kilichokuwa kikifanyika .Mama mtu alizarin alipoyaona yote mle chumbani . Milly alimdanganya binamu yake kwamba mimba ili ilitoka yenyewe lakini alisahau kutupa kipakiti cha tembe ya kuavya mimba aliyoimeza . Mbio mbio teksi iliitwa ili apelekwe hospitalini.Hospitali ya kwanza  waliokimbilia iliwakataa.Madaktari walisema  Milly alikuwaakiavya mimba na kamwe  hawangemhudumia . Hospitali ya pili waliokimbilia ni ile ya Kangemi ambako alipewa ile tembe ya kutoa mimba .Walipofika ,wahudumu hawakuonyesha majuto yoyote na walionekana kughadhabishwa kwamba mbona hakuwa na pesa za kumalizia utaratibu wote wa kuavya mimba hiyo .Walimchukua na kumepeleka wadi ili kumsafisha na kutamatisha ukatili ambao waliuanza kwa kumpa Milly tembe ile .

Kila siku nikiona mtoto mchanga,nakumbwa na  hisia zenye mkizano-najuta kwa kumuua mtoto wangu na pia naogopa tena kupata uja uzito .Sina uhakika iwapo mola ataniadhibu kwa kuninyima mtoto kwa ajili ya nilichofanya’ anasema Milly akidondokwa chozi la majuto.

 

 

Mume wangu alinilazimisha kutoa mimba kisha akanifukuza

Bi Sharon alifunguka katika kipindi cha Bustani la Massawe bi Sharon alifunguka jinsi mumewe alivyomtesa kwa kumlazimisha atoe mimba ya jamaa mwingine, kisha akamfukuza nyumbani.

Kulingana na Sharon, wawili hao walikuwa pamoja na wakajaliwa mtoto mmoja baada yake kumaliza shule ya upili, baadaye walitengana naye akapata mpenzi mwingine.

Mimi na watoto wangu tulikuwa tutolewe kama dhabihu – Priscillah

Katika uhusiano huo hapo akapata mimba na yule bwanake akamrudia huku akisema hawezi muoa akiwa na mtoto wa mtoto mwingine.

Hapo alimlazimisha kuavya ile mimba huku akimdhuru kiafya, kwani hakuwa pata uwezo wa kujifungua tena na mwishowe walikosana na akamfukuza.

Soma usimulizi wake,

Imagine mzee wangu alinifukuza kwa sababu vile alinipata nikiwa na mimba ya mtu mwingine na akanifanyisha abortion na mimba ilikuwa ya miezi saba, karibu nifariki.

Halafu vile alinichukua kwake tukakaa miaka mitatu sikupata uwezo wa kupata mtoto tena. Nilikuwa na first born aliyekuwa wake na akaniambia angependa kunichukua lakini hawezi nichukua na mimba ya mtu.

Hapo akaniambia itanibidi nitoe kwani sikuwa na option. Wakati alinipata nilikuwa nimemaliza shule, akanidanganya tukalala naye nikapata mtoto. Baadaye akaniambia mimi nina mke mwingine wewe jiendee mimi nikaenda nikapata mtu mwingine tukapatana, ivo ivo.

Mwanamuziki maarufu nchini Uganda afariki baada ya kutekwa nyara, kuteswa

‘Kutoa mimba nikama kula mchele!’ Kenyan lady narrates

When speaking of madness, Kenyans and their characters should be used as a case study because we are getting out of hand everyday.

For instance, one lady called in during one of Massawe Japanni’s mid-morning shows and confessed that she is a serial abortionist.

Nilipita na mboch juu mke wangu alikuwa analala na trouser (AUDIO)

The lady by the name Kate, even went to sensationally claim that she has had around nine abortions and that she had even procured one a day before.

According to Kate, she procures abortions since she does not feel like she is ready to have children now despite not using contraception.

Kate left Massawe speechless when she claimed that procuring an abortion is as easy as consuming rice adding ‘siku hizi hakuna kuzaana ni kula life tu!’

My hubby used to sneak out of bed to smash the mboch – Narrates Kenyan woman (AUDIO)

Read her narration below.

Wacha nikuambie kitu moja ukiambia mwanaume una ball akikataa nini unalia si utupe. Usijiwekelee majukumu, toa mara hio hio na usahau, sasa unalia nini.

Have you ever aborted?

Mara nyingi sana hata jana nimefanya hivyo mimi siwezi lia. Unajua kama hutaki mtoto na yeye anataka, ukimpa matokeo akatae utafanya nini?

Nilitoa mimba kwani sitaki watoto sahii, mimi hutoa mimba ikifikia mwezi mmoja. Kwa jumla nimetoa mimba kama tisa na hakuna kubembeleza wala kuomba.

Siku hizi hakuna kuzaana ni kula life tu.

Why not seek other birth control measure instead of endangering your life?

Eti ni hatari? Na kama umezoea? Ni kama tu kula mchele na usahau so usiogope.

Jambo Massawe: Bwanangu alinipea notice nihame

The sad story of a woman who used a coat hanger in the backstreet

The fist suggested that she drink up detergent. They then changed and recommended that she takes tea. Strong black tea to be precise.

“No”, someone else chimes in. “That won’t work! There’s a person I know who can take care of it. Here’s the number”.

And Just like that, in the noise and the confusion the voices of “concern and help”, a desperate young woman steeped in fear, loneliness and ignorance finds herself having a backstreet abortion.

For many women who find themselves going down this route, the results can be anything from excessive bleeding, abdominal cramps, organ failure and even death. For the “lucky ones”, their stories sound something like this.

Editah Ochieng’
My friend had invited me to his house. I had known him for a very long time, and it was normal for me to visit him. But when I went there, him and another friend started to touch me. I tried to fight them off, but they tied my legs. The sad thing is, the whole time they were gang raping me, I was screaming and the women were sitting outside. They could hear me. But after they said it was my fault because I went to the house.

About a month later, I started feeling sick and I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t want to keep the child, as I didn’t know who the father was. So I confided in a friend and we found someone to buy pills from. She gave me three pills. Two I swallowed, and one I inserted in my vagina.

The pills did not work, so I went to another woman who inserted something inside me. I think It was a hanger. I remember the pain was excruciating! I was bleeding so so much. Eventually the pain got so bad I had to go to hospital. They told me I was lucky to be alive.

Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions performed worldwide every year are unsafe and women in poor countries face even higher risks, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Guttmacher Institute.

In Kenya, where an estimated 464,690 abortions are conducted annually, business is booming for the butchers who often masquerade as doctors or health professionals.

The terminations are achieved without any pre-screening and in unhygienic conditions that don’t meet medical standards.

Why you may ask? It’s often considered faster, easier and cheaper to get an illegal abortion in most parts of the world because of the secrecy and anonymity provided. And for a young girl, terrified of the stigma and unable to support a child, it is easy to be lured by an apparent “easy way out”.

The narratives from women around the world can be found everywhere. Ask most women and they will either have a story or know someone who knows someone. From Nairobi to Cape town, Freetown to London, Rome to New York, young women seeking backstreet abortions tell the horrors of the methods used and the effects thereafter.

They are often given pills to abort pregnancies but other methods include scraping the lining of the uterus with a surgical tool, or knives and even coat hangers among other invasive methods, some of which have proven deadly. The providers also perform the procedures when the pregnancies are too far along to be aborted legally putting young women at high risk.

For some women, that first missed period is a time of intense anxiety, stress and fear. Particularly when the man she slept with, on hearing “niko na ball” is either dismissive, flabbergasted or simply doesn’t really want to have anything to do with it. Even if he says “OK, here’s some money, go away”, where does she begin? In her frightened and bewildered form, she will ask around and finally end up in a room, a place, a bed, a shack even, where the “matter will be taken care of.”

She will go home hoping against hope that the “everything is alright now”. If she is lucky, she will live. If backstreet abortions go as they go, she will have complications in future. Even then – they’re lucky just to be alive. As we say in Kenya “bora uhai.” but at what cost?

It doesn’t have to be like this and you shouldn’t feel alone or afraid. If a young woman wants real guidance, a listening ear to clam away the fear and terror of the moment, pass this article on to her and ask her to call Marie Stopes on 0800 72 000 5

Five things you need to know about unsafe abortions

According to the World Health Organization Unsafe abortion is one of the four main causes of maternal mortality and morbidity in the world. An estimated 22 million abortions continue to be performed unsafely each year worldwide, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women and disabilities for an additional 5 million women annually.

Most of these unsafe abortion occur in developing countries where abortion is legally highly restricted. According to a study carried out by African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in 2012, an estimated 464,690 abortions are procured in Kenya every year of which majority are unsafe resulting in health complications and even death. The main victims are adolescent girls and young women aged 10 – 24 years. The estimates comprise those reported within the healthcare system thus the number could be much higher. An estimated 2,600 women die from unsafe abortions annually

In Kenya safe abortion is legal under certain circumstances. Article 26 Subsection 4 of the Constitution of Kenya allows safe abortion where in the opinion of a trained health care professional:
a) there is need for emergency treatment of the mother, or
b) the life of the mother is in danger, or
c) the physical, emotional or psychological health of the mother is in danger or
d) if permitted by any other written law.”

There is widespread misunderstanding of the constitution and the law, which results in women choosing not to seek safe abortion services when it is their right. This misunderstanding of the law also makes trained providers reluctant to provide safe abortions services even when it is legal, because they are afraid they will be prosecuted. As a result of this misunderstanding of the law, and fear and stigma, most women end up going to untrained providers or use unsafe means to terminate a pregnancy. Seven women and girls die every day due to unsafe abortion.

Marie Stopes Kenya is an organization that helps women and girls if they have an unplanned pregnancy crisis. Women can receive comprehensive pregnancy counseling at any of our clinics, or through our toll free contact center (0800 72 000 5). Marie Stopes will provide safe, high quality and affordable abortion according to the constitution and the law in Kenya.
Unintended pregnancy is the main reason as to why young girls and women opt to seek abortion services.

But what is an unsafe abortion? How does it happen?

Here are the 5 most important things you need to know and yes, number 3 will shock you.

You know it is an Unsafe Abortion if…

  1. The person providing the abortion service is neither a qualified doctor, nurse, midwife nor clinical officer.
  2. The person providing the abortion service has NOT been trained and certified as a provider of safe abortions.
  3. The abortion service is provided in an environment that does not meet minimal medical standards, including cleanliness, sterile equipment, knowledge in complication management and proper referral systems. Common places these unsafe abortions are conducted include homes (bedrooms); lodgings, or even private offices.
  4. Proper counselling and proper medical examination have not been offered with alternative options.
  5. Use of unconventional and unsafe methods including sticks, needles, detergents and herbs.

Safe abortion is a human right and every woman has a right to access safe abortion services. Article 43 of the Kenyan constitution states that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care. Safe abortion is part of reproductive health.

If you need to know more, please contact Marie Stopes on 0800 72 000 5

An average of seven women die daily from unsafe abortions

In 2014 the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) found that 36 per cent of births in the preceding five years were reported as unintended or mistimed and this figure rises to 47 per cent among adolescents. The study also found unsafe abortions are estimated to account for 35 per cent of maternal deaths – a figure significantly higher than the global average of 13 per cent.

This equates to an average of seven women daily or 2,600 deaths annually. An unsafe abortion is defined as a procedure for terminating an unwanted pregnancy either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment lacking minimal medical standards or both.

Abortion is an emotive and extremely divisive issue all over the world, and it is no different in Kenya. Previously, the 1970 Penal Code stated that any person who intended to procure the miscarriage of a woman would be guilty of a felony, liable to imprisonment for 14 years.

It was not until the 2010 Constitution when this was changed with Article 26 (4) stating:
“Abortion is not permitted unless in the opinion of a trained health care professional, if there is need for emergency treatment or the life or health of the mother in in danger, or if permitted by any other written law.”

While therefore legal, there was a lack of guidance which has meant that the circumstances in which abortion was permitted were uncertain. This uncertainty meant that there were three court cases every week where women were charged with having an illegal abortion, and studies showed that 10 out of 20 cases examined involved schoolgirls – some of whom were minors.
According to research conducted by Ipas Health Alliance in Kenya, nearly 500,000 abortions are conducted in Kenya every year, with 20,000 of them in government health centres.

There are a number of reasons why women seek abortion services.

For girls between the ages of 10 and 24 it is often the stigma of childbirth outside of marriage, the inability to support a child financially and being compelled to drop out of school. For older women, tough economic conditions are usually cited as their reasons for an abortion.

It is this stigma that leads desperate women to seek dangerous illegal abortions. It was found that among the nearly 500,000 induced abortions, over 120,000 women were hospitalised for complications from unsafe abortions each year – 45 per cent of those that had severe complications were under the age of 19.
In addition to the stigma of having a procedure, those suffering from complications caused by an unsafe abortion may not even take themselves to a clinic for help, should problems arise. A report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) found unsafe abortions rampant among adolescents and youth, especially in universities and technical colleges. One Nairobi University student says, “Foetuses are collected from dustbins in universities…most girls do not seek safe abortion services, including post-abortion care, as they fear being known to have aborted.”

In a report published by safeabortionswomensright.org, it was found that not only are women dying from complications but health professionals are also being affected.

Whereas fear of being stigmatised for having an abortion leads to having it done illegally, because there is no after care and because the consequences of doing it are so high, women are less likely to seek medical help causing more deaths. Not only is there a significant loss of life, but there is an additional strain on the already burdened health system. According to a report by the Ministry of Health and the African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya has spent Sh533 million treating complications of unsafe abortions in public health facilities. It is important to remember that there are many more unreported cases.

Studies demonstrate that it is far more affordable to prevent unwanted pregnancies than it is to treat the complexities that emerge from unsafe abortions. Specialists recommend tending to the drivers of unsafe abortions by upgrading the access to contraceptives, comprehensive sexuality education and honest discussions with adolescents about the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancies. We should be operating on a “children by choice, not chance” ideology.

Various organisations offer pregnancy crisis counselling services which can assist women and girls in desperate situations so that they avoid endangering themselves. This matter therefore needs to be brought to the fore, otherwise we shall continue to lose more women and girls over an issue that can be resolved.

Cancer victim, 22, Dies from an infection that led to sepsis months after having an abortion

A 22-year-old cancer victim has died months after she was urged to abort her baby to boost her chances of survival.

Charlotte Smith, from North Yorkshire, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was 11 weeks pregnant.

But doctors warned giving birth posed a danger to her life and they advised her to terminate her pregnancy.

Mrs Smith, then 21, decided to go ahead with the abortion and began grueling bouts of chemotherapy that same day.

She died yesterday morning from an infection that led to sepsis, following her tireless battle with the form of cancer that strikes around 800 people each year in the UK.

Her story came to light after The Daily Mirror reported her story in August, as she called for routine blood tests on the NHS.

Mrs Smith relentlessly campaigned for them as she said her cancer was only spotted because of the ones she had in pregnancy.

Tributes flood in 

Tributes have today flooded in for Mrs Smith, as grieving friends described her as an ‘amazing woman’ and ‘so inspirational’.

Mrs Smith’s death was revealed on Facebook by her close friend Jordanna, who wrote: ‘Well, I never thought id ever in a million years be having to write this.’

Her heartbreaking post continued: ‘A lot of you may have seen Charlotte’s post about her going into hospital this morning.

‘She is my best friend and has been for many years, she has sadly passed away, she had an infection and couldn’t fight it.

‘I’ve been to see her little face, she is at peace now, I’m with her mum and her husband we are all trying to stay strong.’

Jordanna, who made Mrs Smith’s Facebook account public in the wake of her death, added: ‘She was a little fighter but couldn’t fight much more.’

Abbie McMahon, who met Mrs Smith through Facebook, described her as ‘one of the loveliest girls ever’.

Adding that she was ‘so inspirational, Miss McMahon wrote: ‘Found out last night about this gorgeous girl and I’m still just in complete shock.

‘She was so kind-hearted and positive even after everything she went through. She will be remembered for being such an amazing woman, and will be very missed.’

‘Hurting so bad’ 

Emma Devlin, a friend of Mrs Smith, posted six photos alongside a poignant post that revealed she was ‘hurting so bad right now’.

In her gut-wrenching message, she asked: ‘What do you do when you lose your best friend? The one who was always there?’

She continued: ‘I have no words, this is one of my biggest losses and I am breaking right now… You were the strongest girl I’ve ever met in my life.’

Aimee Spilsbury, another friend of Mrs Smith, wrote: ‘Literally cannot put into words how speechless I still am, how God took away this beautiful girl so soon.’

When was she diagnosed? 

Mrs Smith told The Mirror in August how her pregnancy came as a shock and was initially free of any medical issues.

However, after just a matter of weeks she began to feel ill, suffering from back pain, bouts of vomiting and tiredness.

She put it down to ‘the pregnancy’ – until a routine blood test after 10 weeks found an abnormality and doctors became concerned.

Mrs Smith was given the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia the next day and a treatment plan was drawn up.

She told the newspaper at the time: ‘The only thing I was bothered about was the baby. But it was either my life or the child’s, and I didn’t want to die.’

Agreeing to an abortion

Mrs Smith agreed to have a termination, as part of a request by medics, with the promise of having an ultrasound to see her baby first.

A first round of chemotherapy, which began immediately, proved unsuccessful and the second round led to her being admitted to intensive care.

She was given a bone marrow transplant, a common form of treatment, when her brother was found to be a match.

Her friend Jordanna wrote on Facebook: ‘Her immune system was low so she got an infection.’ She added that this led to sepsis and she ‘deteriorated fast’.

Mrs Smith’s petition has so far amassed nearly 6,700 signatures. The issue has to considered for a debate in Parliament at 100,000 backers.

-Dailymail

17-year-old Form Four Student Dies While Procuring An Abortion

A 17-year-old form four student died as she procured an abortion at Mukuru slums, Nairobi.

The girl had traveled from Kisii to visit a relative but went to a local chemist where she bought tablets to procure the abortion. Police say she died in the process.

72-year-Old Medicine Man Arrested For Procuring Abortion

The chemist who sold her the tablets is being sought. Abortion is illegal but many resort to it for many reasons.

Meanwhile, a five-year-old boy drowned in a ground water reservoir in Mwiki area, Nairobi as he played with his friends.
The body of the boy was retrieved long after the incident had happened. This is the second incident to happen in the city in two days and police are urging caution among parents asking them to monitor the whereabouts of their children.

72-year-Old Medicine Man Arrested For Procuring Abortion

Police in Molo have arrested a medicine man after allegedly procuring an abortion on a 23 year old woman who is a mother of two.

The 72 year old man was seized after the woman developed serious complications after the concoctions he prescribed to her deteriorated her health.

Narrating the incident at her hospital bed the victim Judy Moraa claimed that she learnt of the old man’s services from a friend who promised that the act of terminating her 2 month pregnancy could be carried out safely.

She said the medicine man charged her Ksh 5,000 but she only managed to raise 2000 as a down payment for the unlawful act which was conducted at a maize plantation at Michatha area in the outskirts of Molo town.

She said she started bleeding profusely and felt weak before she was rescued by neighbors who heard her distress call.

Asked why she decided to risk her own life by seeking services from unqualified local medic the woman said she feared raising a third child alone since she separated with her husband two years ago.

“I was stressed after realizing that I was expecting a third child while the second child is only one year old, am jobless and needy.”

Nakuru county women representative Mary Mbugua condemned the act calling on the police to sternly act on the suspect since abortion is an outlawed practice.

She said youthful women who are desperate after falling pregnant have been seeking services from unqualified persons which can lead to early death.

“It’s a crime to commit such act, we must stop such crimes with a force equal to the one applied on those conducting female genital mutilation.” She said

Nancy Kerubo who is the victim’s mother broke into tears after traveling from Nyamira County to Molo hospital on learning that her daughter was admitted in hospital.