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Widow crying for help after in-laws kick her out of her house

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By Jacob Oluoch

A widow in Ratta, Seme Sub County in Kisumu County is appealing for help after she was kicked out of her house by her in-laws.

Margaret Akoth was allegedly kicked out of her house yesterday by her late husband’s relatives after she asked for her husband’s documents in order to process her children’s birth certificate.

The mother of three says that she spent last night in the cold with her three children including a three year old child.

Akoth who ekes a living from burning charcoal says that her inlaws started fighting her immediately after her husband died, confiscating her husband’s ID and burial permit.

She says that she has reported the matter to the area chief and Ratta Police Post and no action has been taken.

“My husband  died on 1/11/2020. Since then then my in-laws have been mistreating me .They took a way my husband’s burial permit and ID, when I inquired to be given back the documents to enable me process birth certificate for my children, they refused and that’s where war started,” said Akoth.

Area assistant chief Boniface Ochieng says that he has gotten hold of the matter and is following it up.

“She reported to me about the matter that family refused to give the documents of his late husband then I advised her to go back and talk to them again,” said Ochieng.


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