How my married boyfriend forced me to abort our baby
A 26-year-old woman has accused her married boyfriend of forcing her to procure an abortion at a private hospital in Athi River.
Pauline Mukami was in a relationship with a married man when she got pregnant early this year. The man is a renowned businessman in Tala town.
“Before we started dating he had employed me at his club in Nguluni, Tala, as a bar maid for one year and four months. When our relationship started he handed over the management of the club to me. I got pregnant in March and when I told him in July he told me to abort because he was not ready to be a father,” Ms Mukami told Nairobi News.
Ms Mukami said it was after she refused to comply that her boyfriend turned violent and attempted to evict her from the house they were living in with the help of his two brothers.
The woman said the three brothers clobbered her in the house leaving her with injuries on the leg.
“They took my phone and left me in the house. I reported the matter to police and my boyfriend was arrested, but days later he was released,” said Ms Mukami.
The businessman shifted his base to Nairobi after being released from police custody. In August, he contacted Ms Mukami as if to rekindle their love affair and requested that they meet at a joint on Eastern by-pass.
The two met and after a day of merrymaking spent the night at a hotel along the eastern by-pass.
Ms Mukami believed that her boyfriend had changed his mind and accepted the fact that she would not abort the baby.
The following morning, the businessman asked his lover to accompany him to Athi River where he said he was to meet a friend.
“When we arrived at Athi River town we took a motorbike to a private hospital. He asked for my phone and pretended that he needed to call his friend but he instead pocketed it and gagged me. Two men came out of the hospital and injected me on my left arm and I slept till 3pm,” narrated Ms Mukami.
Upon waking up, she found her boyfriend at her bedside and it was only after she went to the toilet that she saw blood oozing from her private parts.
“I tried to scream for help but he (the boyfriend) came and took me out of the hospital to another hotel room. He also refused to give me my phone until the next morning when he took me to the Eastern by-pass and paid for my fare to Tala,” said Ms Mukami.
On arriving at Nguluni, in Tala, Ms Mukami reported the incident at Nguluni police station and was sent to Kangundo District Hospital where a P3 form was filled and a medical report showing that an abortion had been procured issued.
The report read in part, “She was forced to procure and abortion on 16/8/2015 by a well-known person without her consent.”
After weeks of no action by the Nguluni police, Ms Mukami reported the matter at Athi River police station in October.
Athi River police boss Kizito Mutoro told Nairobi News that the matter is still being investigated.
“The divisional criminal investigations officer is waiting for the victim to give more details that will aid in locating the hospital where the abortion was procured,” added Mr Mutoro.