The morning conversation today was about a rarely discussed topic, that of a woman leaving their kids and not coming back. Maina was shocked and surprised wondering if such a thing could ever happen?
He asked listeners, ‘Have you ever left a baby at a reception? What made you do it? How do you leave the kid and never come back. I understand the men but not the women.’
King’ang’i said it was a common problem and that even in the place he worked kids were being left at the reception! ‘If you pretend that you aren’t picking the phone, they will leave the baby at the reception. Even a kid of 3 years. Many single fathers are doing an awesome job.’
One man regaled Maina with his tale of how his baby mama had left his 3-year-old son sleeping in his bed never to be seen from again. He told the Classic105 host,
‘I am one of the single fathers. This being left for a child is not a joke. I was left with him (my son) in my bed when he was 3 and a half. For 3 months I was nearly in depression. Now I am used to it. He is 4 and a half. I looked for her and I decided to leave her alone. She just called once, I told her to leave me alone. That is life. Vumilia. Kuna difference between kuzaa na kulea.’
Some other comments are below;
I cannot leave my kids, even if the government intervenes-A woman said.
I am one of those women who has left their kids with the father. I left them with their father because he and I weren’t together anymore. I took two of them to his school, he refused them. When he did that I sent them to his office. He is a very good father and he takes care of them-A woman confessed.
My kids are my life, so never will I leave them-A woman said.
We were left by my mother. Then our father left us so I had to raise my siblings. I was only 15 years-A woman said.
My father left first then my mother left, even though we were 7 kids. When I asked my parents, they blame each other. We were separated into different families. Some of my siblings even died. I don’t know how my mom’s food tastes like. My father refuses to apologise-A woman said.
My wife left me with a one-year-old child. I have been with the child for 8 years. From that day I have never seen her. The baby doesn’t know the mother. Men are strong but these women are taking advantage-man.
At the end of the show, Mr. Kageni revealed that he was shocked that the issue was a bigger problem than he ever thought