Radio journalist dumps his wife and children born with albinism.
11 December 2015, 14:30
Kakamega - A former radio journalist based in likuyani, Kakamega County is alleged to have disowned his twin children born with Albinism.
A 30 year old woman is grappling with the uphill task of raising her twin children born with albinism after her husband Luke Wasike a former radio reporter with a local vernacular fm station based in Kapenguria disowned, deserted and fled his matrimonial home with five other children born without the skin complications and who they had sired together.
Winrose Simiyu from Sinoko Village in Kongoni, Likuyani Location narrated how her husband fled their home since she gave birth to the twins with albinism in 2013.
“Surprisingly before he fled, he asked me to take my disabled children to their father biological father that because their family has no history of giving birth to children with albinism yet I know him as the biological father to my children.
The man is alleged to married to another woman who has taken responsibility of the other five children and is staying with her in undisclosed place within Kakamega County.
According to Winrose she claims that the Albinos are his children and wants him to take up his responsibilities of clothing and feeding his children.
The woman is now being sheltered by her family after her husband chased her from their matrimonial home if she couldn’t take the children to their father because he claims that they are a curse and mixing them with his other family members and children will bring a curse to the whole family.
She claims that her enstranged husband sometimes pays her a visit at her martenal home where she is residing demanding to know why she has not taken the children back to their father.
“We have been married for the last 12 years and among our other five children no one was born with this condition until our new bundles of joy, that is when things started changing but I believe it’s a natural happening,” she said.
She said that her husband has a full support of his family members who also termed the children as outcasts and a bad omen.
She says that it is expensive to raise her children considering that she has to pat with Sh13,000 monthly to ensure that the children body are in good condition and they don’t contract skin cancer.
She says that it's hard to raise the amount and this has forced her to do casual jobs to meet their needs.
She is appealing to the Government and well wishers to step in and assist her cater for their upkeep as she is jobless and has no steady income.
Efforts to get his comment bore no fruits with his phone going unanswered.
However, Kakamega County Executive member in charge of Gender, Youths and Sports Suleiman Sumba advised men to take responsibility of their children.
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