By JOSAYA WASONGA
As Published by the Nation Media Group in Living Magazine
Posted Tuesday, May 25 2010 at 10:19
After a colourful wedding in 2007, Mary Muthoni thought that the next step in their marriage — starting a family — would be easy. But what she expected to be an ordinary, nine-month dream has dragged into a three-year nightmare.
For the past three years, Muthoni, 27, has been trying to have a baby, always putting her life in danger, without success. And although she hasn’t read the draft constitution yet, she knows that it touches on one thing that she holds dear – the right to life.
“Draft or no draft, it’s a matter of life,” she asserts in response to my question on what she feels about the contentious Article 26 in the document.
“I became born-again when I was 13, but unless you have been in my shoes, you cannot understand what I’m talking about.”
Then she begins recounting her experience.
“I knew the sex of my first baby so I named her Victoria because it was a difficult pregnancy,” Muthoni recalls, tears welling in her eyes at the painful memory. (more…)
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Religion and spirituality have no doubt been the most difficult bits of my life to resolve. There is the constant challenge of matching faith and the world reality which often leads to a dead end. The understanding of different religions make me wonder if at all there is any point in subscribing to any belief. Those are problems that I can live with though. What I really can;t get over is the views of religion and its leaders on current affairs. You don’t know that Cardinal Njue, he of the msimamo mukari fame and others like Archbishop Wabukala will be the first to be interviewed by the media when Kibaki and Raila fall out. Their answers are predictable; we urge the two principals to engage in constructive dialogue etc etc followed by a warning to politicians not to divide Kenyans and /or cause unnecessary tension. Great. It seems the shepherds look after us. (more…)
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