Wahu Kagwi has come out to reveal she was sexually abused at the tender age of 9 by a male cousin, whom her mom had entrusted her to.
In a tear-jerking post online, the mother of two narrated how her mom that day, had gone to tend the shamba, and left her in the care of her roughly 19-year old cousin, only for things to go wrong.
The unfortunate incident
So soon as her mom had left, the male adult started touching a 9-year old Wahu very inappropriately that left her irritated by his actions but could not defend herself then.
After he was done, the guy had the audacity to just say sorry to a young Wahu Kagwi before asking her; “Si you also touch me the same way.”
Remember, Wahu was 9 years old and for her male cousin to ask her to just do what he had just done on her, was going to be an offence by Law. But either way, he still asked.
“It still hurts, it still upsets me when I think about it. My mum trusted her nephew to take care of her child, she had just gone to pick sukumawiki and she of course did not imagine her nephew could do something like that,” explained Wahu.
With eyes soaked in tears, the gospel singer who had never talked about the incident, clarified, she decided to open up, not that it was easy, but just to urge parents never to trust anyone to take care of their children. Never!
“We have to be so careful who we let into the space of our homes. And being a mother of girls, I can’t just let any guy into my house or just entrust them with anybody.”
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incase you've been a victim of sexual molestation I want you to know… you are not alone. don't suffer in silence. please speak out. and parents I beg us…. let's be very mindful of whom we entrust with our children… if you need someone to talk to , there's a toll free number..call …0800 722 022 it's free. don't let your experience kill you. hugs ❤️
Her post since sparked mixed reactions online, with fans sending her lots of love and warm hugs, thanking her for the courage to let it all out.
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