Life Threw Me Lemons; Lived on The Streets, Had Life Threatening Asthma and Degenerative Eye Problem But Now I am Having My Lemonade – Benson Kiragu
I was raised by my grandparents with my two siblings in Uasin Gishu county, Kenya. The year of my birth is unknown to me, but I settled for 1985 when I was applying for a birth certificate.
The year 1992 marked the beginning of a dark phase in my life. The tribal clashes associated with the general election rocked my life and that of my family. Despite us having a home my grandparents were squatters. When the clashes begun our home was torched and we had to run for our lives.
I remember hiding in a trench with my dear aunt as ragging youth ran past us with bow, arrows and machetes. This was very terrifying. I thought we could escape the attack, but fate was not on our side. A group of the attackers spotted us. As I tried to scream for help, they sexually assaulted my aunt despite her pleading that she was pregnant. …