Ann a victim of domestic violence reduced Massawe Japanni to tears on Monday afternoon after she narrated her ordeal which goes back to three years ago.
According to Ann, she was first raped by her uncle one day after her aunt left for work. When she reported the case to her parents, they brushed it off and even downplayed the magnitude of the matter.
Having no other choice, she reported the case to the police and upon hearing it, her parents convinced her to withdraw the case and ‘let the matter be handled by the family.’
This left her vulnerable to the suspect’s repeated death threats which saw her become an outcast in her own family after her parents disowned her.
She was forced to move in with a man in a bid to escape all the drama but little did she know that she was in fact walking into a trap. The man very much aware of her situation, took advantage of her and would beat her up mercilessly for no reason.
To make matters worse, the apparent lover has now resorted to locking her up whenever he leaves their house and would beat up anyone she tried to interact with.
When Massawe offered to call her privately to follow up on the case, Ann, said it would be impossible since she is currently hiding and she would not make it to the office since her husband always locks her up in the house everyday.
Read her narration below.
Aki massawe kwa hii dunia ukiishi lazima ujipe courage.
Mimi nikiwa bado shule nilikuwa na sisters walikuwa secondary mimi nikiwa primary sasa nikaambiwa juu hawa ni wakubwa niwapatie time wasome kwanza kwani school fees ilikuwa shida kidogo.
Massawe nikatoka nikaenda kuishi na auntie yangu Nairobi, but ikafika time ikawa by accident yeye akapata job mbali na nyumbani sasa alikuwa anatoka kwa nyumba mapema like four ndio afike kazini.
How she was raped.
Ikafika time alikuwa anatoka anawacha bwanake kwa nyumba, kidogo bwanake akakuja aki Massawe nikanajisiwa nikiwa na umri wa miaka saba. So nikajaribu kuambia wazazi wangu wakakataa na nikapeleka kesi mbele kwa sababu sikuwa na option lakini wazazi wakaniambia niende ni withdraw kesi tuongee kama familia.
But Massawe mwenye alinifanyia hicho kitendo alikuwa ananitishia kila wakati akisema mahali atanipata hapo ndio atanimaliza. Nikajaribu kuambia wazazi wangu wakasema huyo ni uncle yangu hakuna kitu anaweza nifanyia.
Imenileta shida hadi nilifukuzwa nyumbani na nikatoka nikapata mwanaume tukaishi pamoja lakini nateseka bado, hadi mwanaume anajua kwetu hawanitaki sasa ana take advantage ananipiga.
Nimepata mtoto juzi lakini kufika jana mwanaume amenipiga vibaya nikipigia watu wa kwetu simu wananiambia am not part of their family.
Listen to the emotional audio below.