Co-parenting is a risk! Akothee speaks after murder incident
Kenyan songstress Esther Akoth alias Akothee commented on the state some families are often left in if parents have to co-parent their children.
Taking to her Instagram, Akothee, said that the behind-the-scenes of co-parenting that many people do not get to see, is worse than death.
“Most people misunderstood the deep meaning of what I meant when I said this earlier. This co-parenting thing puts your, children’s lives in danger if the other partner is not cooperative and has other interests.
Some of us are living roho juu, ni shingo tu tumeweka nje tupumue tusizame (We are just surviving and taking each day as it comes),” said Akothee.
Akothee is currently co-parenting her five children with three baby daddies and has often been vocal about how difficult it is with the arrangements.
She wrote this as she condoled with Elizabeth Munyalo, a woman who escaped death when her ex-husband stabbed her several times in the neck and then lit himself on fire in her car. Their child was in the car as well.
According to Nairobi News, Dennis Musyoka, 34, convinced Elizabeth to bring their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to him so that he could see the both of them following their separation over domestic issues.
Elizabeth pulled up within Nasra Estate in Nairobi’s Eastlands area and Dennis joined them in her car while carrying a bag.
“He removed a knife immediately he boarded the motor vehicle and stabbed the lady four times on the left side of the neck.
The lady managed to jump out of the vehicle and was rescued by good Samaritans,” a police report seen by Nairobi News read in part.
Dennis then set the car on fire using the petrol he had carried in his bag. He and his daughter were still inside the locked vehicle when he set it ablaze.
Police reported that he died at the scene while their daughter was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialized treatment as she was in critical condition. She later passed away.
Elizabeth was rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital where she was treated and later discharged. She was later quoted in several media saying Dennis had a history of violence and it was among the reasons they separated.
“I moved out of our home and he demanded that I give him back the baby. I allowed him to see the baby after he issued so many threats.
He became angry when I couldn’t be available on Saturday as it was our daughter’s birthday so when I took him to her on Sunday, he told me he was going to kill all of us including the baby,” said Munyalo.
Akothee concluded her post, praying that God rested Munyalo’s family in peace.
“Pole mama, pole sanaaa. May God strengthen you for this double-triple loss, I don’t know how you are still standing like this. Ni nguvu za Mungu tuu. May your family. Rest in peace. I am broken from this,” she concluded.
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