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‘I balanced my tears’ Kenyans recall parents skipping visiting day in boarding school

 

Kenyans are reliving their terrible boarding school memories in a thread on Twitter.

The discussion centres around visiting day when parents would come carrying tons of food, to see their son or daughter who has been away from home for a while.

Most say their parents never bothered visiting them.

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From fathers showing up with a newspaper to see only the teacher to facing the humiliation of other parents pitying you, many say they held back tears until they got to the dorms.

Read a collection of experiences KOT went through on those days when they should have been happy to see their folks.

@KeylvinneKn..
Btw shou out to kariuki mwangi penye ako.msee umenilisha na tumepeana nguvu when tumelishwa blueticks na mzazi.we’ve shared kile ameletewa na mzazi pia.nice chap that one

@EldBlogger..
Mimi sikuwa navisitiwa but i have this one friend mpaka leo we are close buddies…alikuwa ananininvite na hadi maparents wake wananijua mpaka leo. I think that’s the best person i’ve ever.

@Shish_kabucho..
Mum made sure she came every visiting day…and i mean every visiting day without a miss. She had taught me a culture of sharing as early as primo where id carry excess lunch box for kids without. My heart goes out to guys who never felt such warmth

@austin_otieno14..
My mum used to visit me all the times and I would specifically invite a pal of mine called Andrew and he would enjoy it. One day last year I met up with Andrew and he gave me 35k for being kind to him when he didn’t have anyone to stand with him. I cried on the road.

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@MastaEryqoz..
This was the time you knew who your real friends were. Wale wasee mliniokolea chapos thanks Sana 👊 it really meant alot

@Ni_Mangi..
This was me on Prayers Day in Form 4. I was the only one in the entire school who wasn’t visited. Cried so so hard.

@SANTINO_254..
Sorry aki…that was the usual for me…..no one ever showed up…….only class 8 and 4th form Prayers Day

@lewis_cabbage…
Lol .. In high school besides academic clinics i was legit never visited. Nilikuwa naenda class najifanya nasoma nikingoja wazazi wa wenyewe waende ndio niende kuomba chapati

@KeylvinneKn..
I remember this one time my mum akikuja alianguka na http://gari.it rolled severally btw,she twisted mguu rather a tendon so she had a limp.the medic she is akameza pain killers called mech wake na juu dish za food bado ziliwa sawa akaletewa gari na his bro-inlaw …..

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@KeylvinneKn..
He said “uko sawa?gari imeharibika sana?inakaa kutumia how much kuunda?after majibu akasema ni sawa tutaongea nyumbani.😂😂apparently mathe alijikaza ivo koz a week before l had called her and complained dad akikuja yuleta chipo moja,gazeti na soda takeaway and haikua fiti koz..

@brazbrayo..
Visiting days used to be my most depressing times in school, i don’t even wanna talk about it. 🚶🏾😔

@Paperboyrocks..
I went to boarding school from the time I was born.

I was born and started reading the hospital charts in a bed away from my mother.

The nurses thought I was crying, kumbe I was shouting out their name tags.

@KaymanGeorge..
🤣🤣🤣 That used to be my worst time especially when dudes later in the evening avoid supper and find yourself in the dining hall alone…I feel the pain to date

@i_milesgich..
One time my mum alikosa kuja Soni called her akasema alidhani visiting iko Feb 30th?!!??!? Tangu lini Feb ikue na 30 days 😂😂

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@brian_ogola..
I remember waiting at the gate for almost a whole day because I was so sure someone was coming. No one came. That was form 1. Nilicatch. And from then on visiting days became games day. So everytime someone showed up it was such a nice surprise.

@Ben_Kiilu.._
My parents had the right idea for taking me to boarding school at an early age to escape the eastlands gang menace. Really grateful they religiously came for all visiting days, even if it meant late in the evening. 🙏🏾
@TheMutaD..
My mum used to cook up a storm. Would feed half the dorm if it was up to her. My dad and mum never missed a single VD. I asked them to stop at A Level. Never felt abandoned. Bless them.

@ayiela_s..
I went to boarding skul in class 5. Mum visited all through till she passed when in form 1 and no one ever visited. All parents day and visiting day i was always alone. Even prayer day nobody came. Hurts…lets just say my kids will never have to feel that way

@Kenwizzy..
This one visiting day in form 3…only one student was visited in our dorm…so he goes to his parents and tells them about it…and guess what…the family forego their part of the food so that we could all get a bite…Aki Jeff mahali uko..Na family yako…mbarikiwe mparare

@Imfate..
I was the guy who knew n never expected to be visited. One day my mum came.
😂😂 I was called n refused to go, that isnt me.
5 times I sent back every guy who was sent to call me with a question. Tell her to give u my full names. Its the teacher on duty who came for me.

@aboreto2..
Wow. This still hurts so bad … I got visited only once in 4 years in high school and just for 15-20 minutes …

@yobran..
My 1st visiting day in Primary boarding, at class 7, my Grandpa came and gave the school accountant 50bob for my soda and bread and left without even seeing me. I cried so hard.
But thank God that changed, by the time I was in High school the whole fam was coming for Visitations

@solomonruhiu..
My dad told me the day he took me to high school in form 1 that I should expect him during the prayers day in form 4. He kept his word and showed up 4 years later with a news paper and Nyama choma.

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