Reverend Kathy Kiuna’s last born son Jeremy Kiuna left many in shock after confessing on live TV that he had tried committing suicide twice.
Speaking during ‘Woman Without Limits’ a show produced by his mother, Jeremy confessed that depression and self-doubt led him there.
My parents took me to the US after primary school, I thought we were just going to travel, what I did not know is that my parents were leaving me behind to study.
The first school I went too was largely dominated by white students and I stayed for weeks before I talked to anyone.
I would go sit somewhere and take my meals alone before going back to class.
I was later transferred to New Manchester High School ,which is largely dominated by black students and for the first time I felt at home.
Jeremy adds that the pressure to keep up with fellow students especially given that he has a disability was tough.
I had tried to commit suicide twice. One day I called my dad and decided to talk to him about what I was going through.
After talking to him, I then talked to my mum and when I told her that I had tried committing suicide, she screamed.
Speaking about the phone call from her son, Kiuna partly stated.
That call from my son that he had wanted to commit suicide is a call no parent should receive.
I screamed and wondered how that could be happening to a boy I had raised in so much love, a boy who was so confident.
In the past, Kathy Kiuna had opened up on how her son was born prematurely.
MY SON WAS BORN PREMATURELY AT 6 MONTHS AT ONLY 1.1KG. HE WAS ANAEMIC AND WENT THROUGH A BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN HIS TINY FRAME.
HE WAS COVERED IN PIPES FROM HIS HEAD ALL THE WAY DOWN AND WE COULDN’T SEE HIS FACE. LOOKING AT HIS LITTLE BODY THERE SEEMED TO BE NO HOPE.
HE WAS BORN A FIGHTER THOUgh AND NO MATTER WHAT WAS THROWN AT HIM HE ALWAYS FOUGHT BACK AND SURPRISED ALL OF US INCLUDING THE DOCTORS.