20 year old Rebecca Atieno is a happy mother after giving birth to a bouncing baby girl at Uhuru Park.
This comes moments after she was sucked by her boss on Tuesday and so she decided to go to the park being the only place she could get solace.
Rebbeca was heavily pregnant and another reason for going to the park, the previous night, her landlord had kicked her out for failing to pay Sh50 at a rundown lodging in Muthurwa.
According to the Standard Media Group, The previous night, her landlord had kicked her out for failing to pay Sh50 at a rundown lodging in Muthurwa.
According to Atieno, she did not have ten shillings to pay at the public toilets and her phone was switched off so she decided to help herself somewhere where no one could see her.
At 2pm, her waters broke and then pains followed, and with no money and phone, she knew she could not do anything – she was on her own.
At this time, she tried standing against a tree near her; there was no one in sight to come to her rescue. After 30 minutes, Atieno gave birth to a baby girl, unassisted and wrapped her with her sweater.
She did not expect to give birth to her baby, whom she named Hope, that day. She had gone twice for antenatal checks at Bahati Hospital in Nairobi’s Eastlands, where she expected she would bring forth her child.
And at Kenyatta National Hospital, where aid workers took her after they were alerted by a Good Samaritan who found she had delivered alone, she stood out from other new mothers surrounded by happy relatives, because of her loneliness.