Radio Jambo mid morning host, Annitah Raey, was brave enough to go on air to talk about her personal story. It wasn’t easy but she had to be brave for others.
She open up on radio about her experience in a marriage that was abusive and her rape story at a tender age of 15, just when she was trying to make ends meet after she ran away from home at the age of 13.
“I ran away from home at 13
I was raped at 15
I got married to a wife batterer at 17
Had my son at 19
Got divorced at 21
I have slept on the streets.. I have slept hungry..
I know what it means to lack..
I have cried myself to sleep so many times I lost count.. I have been in a hospital bed for six weeks due to depression and ulcers
I have tried suicide five times.. I have been so broken I never thought I would see another day.. But look at me.. Look at me and understand that when God wants to use you to glorify himself then he will do exactly that.. I am a loving testimony that when God Says Yes.. Nobody can say no
So before you pass judgment walk a mile in my shoe..
#MyStoryOurJourney #TimesUp #7thMarch
#WachaWacheki jionyeshe na mimi Baba…”
The rough experiences in her early life led to many other complications such as ulcers and depression.
She opened up saying she has tried to commit suicide a few times before in life and now after all that, she has decided to heal and heal with others who are going through the same or even worse situations.
‘I was raped at the age of 13 and tried committing suicide 5 times,’ Radio Jambo’s Annitah Raey speaks out
Annitah Raey said that because she has gone through it she knows how it feels and she would not want anyone else to go through the same and suffer in silence.
That is why she opened up to be there for someone else who has the same experience as. For her not helping people hurts her.
With that said, she decided to have an open event where such victims can come up and talk about their experiences as a form of healing.
Annitah has gone the extra mile to get the victims free legal and counselling services.
When I questioned her about financial bit of the event, you will not believe it but even after spending more than Ksh 100,000, she is not gaining any profit from the event.
“We need to break the silence.. Everyone is talking about things to be done but no one is actually doing anything to end domestic and sexual violence.. we shame the women for being raped.. We shame women for being battered.. But time is up.. We need to speak out
No more shame.. No more Stigma.. No more hiding
This is my story.. Our story and our Journey
All she wants to accomplish during and after the event is just to make sure something is done because people talk and no one is actually doing anything to end domestic and sexual violence.