Abel Mutua’s wife discusses her unplanned pregnancy while she was in school

Image: Couple, Judy Nyawira and Abel Mutua

Judy Nyawira, the wife of renowned Kenyan actor and filmmaker Abel Mutua, has opened up about her unplanned pregnancy while she was studying at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) more than a decade ago.

In a candid conversation with broadcaster Oga Obinna, Judy said she got pregnant in her third year of college, and gave birth to their only child, Stephanie Mumbua.

Judy said she first suspected she was pregnant two weeks after she returned home from school for the holidays. She was feeling strange and had a gut feeling that something was wrong.

She confided in Abel, who was supportive and offered to be with her when she took a pregnancy test. The test confirmed that she was pregnant.

Judy said she was initially overwhelmed by the news, but she and Abel decided to keep the pregnancy and raise the child together.

Judy said it was a difficult decision, but she was determined to finish her studies. She gave birth to Stephanie two weeks before her final exams, and her mother-in-law helped to take care of the baby while she studied.

Judy said she is grateful that she was able to achieve her academic goals, and she is proud of the mother she has become.

She said she hopes her story will inspire other young women who are facing unplanned pregnancies.

“I want to tell young women that it is possible to have a child and still achieve your dreams,” she said. “It won’t be easy, but it is possible.”

Judy’s story is a reminder that unplanned pregnancies can happen to anyone, regardless of their circumstances. However, it is important to remember that there are options available, and that you are not alone. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, please reach out to a trusted friend or family member, or contact a pregnancy resource center for support.

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