Caleb Onyango, a resident of Kisumu County has come out to share how his pregnant wife almost lost her life during a car accident.
In an interview at Radio Jambo, Caleb narrated that his life changed after his three-month pregnant wife was involved in a car accident earlier this year.
Tarehe kumi na saba Januari mwaka huu, mke wangu kwa jina Catherine Wanjiru aligongwa na gari na akapata majeraha baada ya gari lile kumlalia. Wakati huo alikuwa mja mzito.
(on the 17th of January, my wife Catherine Wanjiru was involved in a car accident and suffered serious injuries after the car rolled over on her when she was pregnant.)
He also noted that her pregnancy was luckily not affected despite her breaking most of her bones and sustaining serious injuries.
Kimiujiza mimba yenyewe haikuguswa katika ile ajali na nadhani lile tukio lilibadilisha maisha yetu.
(Miraculously, her pregnancy was not touched. The whole accident scenario changed our lives.)
The accident tore her pelvic muscles making it hard for her to work or move around. He said his wife will give birth via C-section.
Sasa hivi mke wangu yupo nyumbani na anaendelea na matibabu, atafanyiwa upasuaji mtoto akiwa na miezi nane kwani daktari alisema hataweza kujifungua kivyake.
(currently, my wife is at home and she is continuing to receive treatment waiting for her surgery when she will be eight months pregnant.)
Onyango added that some of his friends were telling him to disown his wife because we are not of the same tribe.
Mimi ni mluo na kuna marafiki wangu ambao walikuwa wakiniambia kuwa nafaa kumtenga kwani yeye sio wa kabila langu.
(I’m a Luo but some of my friends were telling me to disown her because she is not from my tribe.)
He concluded saying through his wife’s accident, he has been able to learn that life is fleeting.
Lakini the strength of a man is measured by the length you will go to for your wife. The recent events have brought me closer to God kwani wakati mwingine najipata naomba ama marafiki zangu wananipa nguvu.