King Kaka’s wife Nana Owiti and Singer Wahu Kagwi have spoken about the heartrending topic of being molested at a young age.
During their narration, Nana said that she had been touched inappropriately by a cousin, when she was 9 years old.
She said that it was something that she will be starting therapy in order to heal and that she regretted not sharing the information with her late mother in “black and white”.
“There is this cousin that my mom really trusted and any time she will send food it will be this cousin to bring… so my mom trusted this man to share beds with me… So this man at night touches me inappropriately, and I knew it was wrong and I tell him to stop. I was in class 3, that’s around 9 years as well. So I ask him why are you doing this and he says si hata wewe unishike, then he told me ukiambia mama yako utaniona. Then we didn’t have a relationship with my mom growing up, because she was very strict, yaani she was just a cop.”
“So the next day, I don’t know how to tell my mother, but one day I got courage to tell her and I was like person ananichunachuna usiku. And she jokingly told him wewe kwanini unanichunia mtoto, usinichunie mtoto and that was it. And it was the same circle. I dint tell anyone up until I was pregnant with my son and that’s when I told King Kaka.”
“This is like a trauma I have carried for so many years and I was telling King as the year began I definitely need to see a therapist concerning this” said Nana.
On her part, Wahu disclosed that she was also molested by her cousin at the age of 9.
“This usually a very difficult conversation for me because it’s easier to heal from a physical wound, but an emotional wound, sometimes we don’t have tools to deal with my emotional wounds. So what happened used to happen is whenever I could remember it just takes me to a dark space.”
“He was 19, I don’t want to go into details but he molested me and I knew it was a bad thing and I was 9. I was angry, felt violated and I was a kid. That moment stayed with me and it has stayed with me has something very painful… thankful when my mom came back I was crying …. but I got courage to share with my mom and she told my dad. Dad was very angry and he likes to talk things out but my brother who was like 16 said mimi sina time ya kuongea… he went beat his guy” said Wahu in part.