- Ms. Ibrahim told Ghetto Radio that her ex-boyfriend had invited her to his house on that fateful date after meeting at a party
- She says that she lost consciousness during the incident that left her with very severe burns. She painfully says that she suffers memory lapses despite receiving treatment.
A middle aged woman from Kibera slums is still seeking for justice after she was physically assaulted and seriously injured by her ex-lover last year.
Hamisa Ibrahim aged 46 years old says that her ex boyfriend threw a burning stove at her that later exploded injuring her face over cheating allegations.
Ms. Ibrahim told Ghetto Radio that her ex-boyfriend had invited her to his house on that fateful date after meeting at a party.
“Though I was very tired, he persuaded me to go to his home to continue the celebrations with him, unfortunately all did not go well,” said Ms. Ibrahim.
Ms. Ibrahim says that upon arrival at their house, her ex-boyfriend excused himself to go out.
When he was away, Ms. Ibrahim then decided to light up the stove to make dinner.
“He came back and found me preparing Ugali. He then poured the paraffin that was in the stove her, set her body on fire and left her burning. He did all this while accusing me of bringing another man into the house,” she narrated.
“I tried defending myself by asking him how possible it was yet I was just in the house. All these unfortunately fell on deaf years.”
She says that she lost consciousness during the incident that left her with very severe burns. She painfully says that she suffers memory lapses despite receiving treatment.
“I lost my memory and I cannot remember everything well since I lacked appropriate medical care, I am an orphan and I have not received justice and the perpetrator is walking freely,” says Ms. Ibrahim.
The mother of one says that the condition has also left her without a source of income and unable to fend for her child.
“I have a child who is in lower primary school and he need to be taken care. Due to physical complications and wounds on my body I cannot take care of my child I went to plead with the teachers to admit my son in school because I am struggling to survive, ” she said.
Hamisa’s case is currently in the hands of Sarah Dhafala, human rights activist and gender champion in Kibera area.
Many women suffering from the escalating cases of gender based violence from the accident days. Some decide to report while others decide to keep quiet. A few who report get justice while majority fail to get justice.
Hamisa’s case is now in the hands of Sarah Dhafala, human rights activist and gender champion in Kibera area.
Jeremick Joe -Kibera