November 18, 2009
muhota wa Kimotho
Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!
I am visiting Kenya, from Fairfax, in Virginia, USA.
I am staying in local hotel in town.
When in the Hotel, I met a young woman (she works in the house keeping department at this hotel and earns peanuts, monthly). We got to talking, as she had my room cleaned.
She is a high school graduate and a single mother. She had good grades to go to University. Unluckily, she got pregnant immediately after high school and the guy who got her pregnant took off and married someone else.
The poor girl was emotionally broken.
Even though she was qualified to attend University, and in Kenya that is not a mean accomplishment, she has spent the last ten (10) years feeling sorry for herself and emotionally bashing and blaming herself for the pregnancy error.
Whereas I do not know her from Adam, her plight and her wasted intelligence touched me deeply and I felt sorry for her.
After talking to her several times, I convinced her to find a way to enter university, at mature age-she is 31 years old, to enable her to take better care of herself and of her nine (9) years old son.
She agreed and she has, now, been admit