In the tranquil setting of Kahawa Wendani, an emotional narrative unfolds, shedding light on the hardships faced by Sabina Wakesho, a young housemaid hailing from Taita Taveta. Sabina has dutifully served as a domestic worker for a period of two years.
Tragedy struck her life last year when Sabina became ensnared by the throes of love. She became involved with an individual known as the “fundi wa stima.” This man, after impregnating her, mysteriously vanished, leaving Sabina to confront the challenges of impending motherhood all on her own.
As the time for her delivery drew near, Sabina’s circumstances took a dire turn, and she confronted an uncertain future as a single mother.
On a significant Sunday, at the stroke of 12:06 am, Sabina experienced intense labor pains, signaling the imminent arrival of her child. Despite her suffering, her employers rushed to her aid, immediately summoning a boda boda rider to swiftly transport her to the nearest hospital.
In a surprising twist of fate, Sabina gave birth to a healthy baby girl upon their arrival at the hospital’s entrance. However, her happiness was short-lived. Abandoned by the father of her child and left without the support of her employers, she found herself in a grim predicament.
With nowhere to turn, Sabina remained in the hospital ward, weighed down by the uncertainty and fear of her situation. To exacerbate her distress, Sabina received a heartbreaking phone call from her own mother, who sternly forbade her from returning home to Taita Taveta with her newborn baby.
Her mother, already overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for Sabina’s siblings, refused to accept the added burden of another child and callously insisted that Sabina either find a way to support herself and the baby or contemplate the distressing option of selling her newborn.
Amidst these unimaginable challenges, the compassionate hospital management decided to waive Sabina’s entire medical bill, moved by the dire straits she found herself in. However, Sabina still faced the grim reality of homelessness, with no place to go and no means to provide for herself and her infant daughter.
Desperate for assistance, Sabina now courageously confronts an uncertain future, prepared to accept even the most modest of accommodations—a simple tin-roofed house—so long as it provides a safe and secure environment for her child.