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Viral nanny Rosie had quit a toxic marriage in search of greener pastures

Viral Kenyan nanny, Roseline ‘Rosie’ Atieno, recently captivated the internet with her tearful farewell to the four children she cared for in Lebanon. She has opened up about the emotional journey that led to her departure to the Arab country.

In an interview during a meeting with Pancras Karema, CEO of Expeditions Maasai Safaris, the mother of three shed light on the reasons she was emotional.

Roseline who hails from Siaya County, explained that she had been away from her own children for two years and was overwhelmed with mixed emotions about reuniting with her family.

“I cried because I had mixed feelings about meeting my kids after two years and leaving kids I had taken care of for two years who treated me like their parents,” Roseline shared during the interview.

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Revealing the circumstances that led her to leave her home country and her three children in 2021, Roseline disclosed that she had exited a marriage that was not working.

In search of better opportunities to provide for her kids, she embarked on a journey to Lebanon.

“I went in October 2021, and at that time, I was in a marriage that was not working, and I decided to go there and find greener pastures to be able to give my kids a good life,” she explained.

Despite initial fears, Roseline prayed for a good family, and her prayers were answered when she met the family at the airport.

The immediate connection with the children and their mother was heartwarming, and Roseline described them as “good people” who are famous content creators in Lebanon.

“The first experience with the family when we met at the airport, the mother of the kids just said, ‘Wow’ when she saw me. We blended from the first day,” she expressed.

Roseline fondly reminisced about her time with the children, highlighting how they filled the void of missing her own kids and expressing deep affection for them.

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She extended an invitation for the Lebanese family to visit Kenya and meet her children.

When asked about her feelings while in Lebanon, Roseline revealed, “I felt like I was home. The only difference is that they were paying me. The kids appreciate me for who I am.”

Although she plans to return to Lebanon, Roseline has not set a date, expressing her intention to continue working with the family until the children are a bit older.

Expeditions Maasai Safaris, has since offered a token of appreciation for her exceptional commitment by booking her family to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Masai Mara.

“We believe in celebrating individuals like Rozah, whose devotion and kindness inspire us. This journey to Masai Mara is a small gesture to honor her incredible spirit and the profound impact she makes every day,” said Pancras Karema.