Kenyan artiste Wendy Kemunto has finally publicly opened up on her pregnancy after she was sexually assaulted by Frank Wanyama and Alex Mahaga.
The duo assaulted Kemunto in April 2018. Wanyama and Mahaga were sentenced to 15 years in prison in August 2019, they have appealed the decision.
Speaking about her ordeal during an interview with Grace Msalame, Kemunto said she decided to keep the pregnancy she conceived after the sexual assault.
‘Accepting to keep the baby was a journey at first I did not want to keep it because I felt it was unfair. But after speaking to other people who had been through the same ordeal as I had I chose to keep it. I realized it was not the child’s fault.’
Kemunto added that she decided to keep the child as she felt God might have decided to bless her with a child, despite the nature in which it was conceived.
‘I decided that God had opted to bless me with a child despite the circumstances in which it came.
It was a difficult pregnancy because it was when the rape story had picked up on social media.
I was affected by it.
Around the fifth month, I suffered an unexpected miscarriage. We rushed to the hospital because it had started happening (miscarriage) at home.’
‘The doctor looked at me and decided we had to remove the child as it would be harmful to me.
The miscarriage was because of the stress and the environment I was in at the time.’