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Mother of seven reveals pain of caring for them during the Pandemic


A woman in Nairobi’s Mathare area has decried the government decision to push school’s re-opening to January 2021.

Everlyne Akoth says she is a mother of seven and the three months that her children have been home from school have been the most difficult for her.

Speaking to Ghetto Radio, Akoth says that in the period her children have been home, her daughter who is in form one has already gotten pregnant.

Akoth who says finding a good source of income is difficult due to the pandemic says she can barely feed the seven children under her roof.

“One of them who is in form one got pregnant and that burden is too high for me. I look for food everyday and get very little which is barely enough.” she said

Expressing her disappointment to re-open school’s next year, Akoth says she fears they may get involved in unscrupulous ways.

“That period is so long. They leave the house and you have no idea what they are doing out there. They form groups and you have no clue what they do only to get reports that they have either been arrested or worst. We felt really bad that they will be home for this long. I honestly wish they could open schools in September.” she added