The nation was shocked on Saturday, February 22, 2020, when Grace explained her harrowing ordeal. She had been suffering at the hands of her estranged husband.
While narrating her painful experience, Grace said she had been in a typical family for 18 years. All along she used to undergo emotional abuse and turmoil.
Several years after abuse, the man kicked Grace out of their home and took her daughter for a wife.
Grace said, “After the abuse I underwent my husband decided to take my daughter as his wife. First, they sold all land and other properties we owned, and later they kicked me out of my home. He went ahead and built a house for her.”
When Grace confronted him, he defended himself, saying it was acceptable since the girl was his stepchild.
Additionally, the man had attempted to rape their nine-year-old daughter on several occasions.
Also, Grace said, “He used to give the small girl sweets and money, but she refused.” During that circumstance, the last born girl was so affected that she required counselling.
Unfortunately, everything turned for worse when the husband turned the son against the mother and inflicted violence on her.
Grace said emotionally, “The man and my daughter turned my son to a zombie; he was given drugs and became a nuisance. He is the one who was used to chase me out of my home. He would beat me up severally and declined to give me my clothes when I was leaving. I left with nothing.”
According to Grace, the estranged husband used to seduce widows around the neighbourhood, and they would wear the deceased clothes.
With time Grace saw hospital receipts in the house on reading them, she found out he was using ARVs. That is how she discovered that the man was HIV positive.
When she confronted him enquiring the man directed her to visit the hospital and get checked. Fortunately, she was lucky she did not have the infection. It was at that point when Grace left with the youngest daughter.
After the daughter faced hardship when in exile with Grace, she moved back to her father.
The firstborn daughter now has a three-year-old child. Grace highly doubts that the child belongs to her husband.
Grace now seeks to have his son drug addiction managed and resume his education.
Finally, she said, “My son comes to visit me, but whenever he comes, he has nothing to say. All he does is to cry once he looks at the kind of life I am living, and I think he feels sorry for what they did to me.”