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I WAS JAILED AT 16 YEARS OF AGE WHILE PREGNANT

Beatrice was only 16 years old when she got pregnant. At the time, she had been suspended from school for misbehaving. She started living in the streets where she met her boyfriend and got married

However, when she was pregnant, her husband became physically abusive. When she was 8 months pregnant, he came home drunk and started stabbing her on the belly.

In self defense, Beatrice turned the knife on him and stabbed him on the neck. He was taken to hospital but succumbed to the injuries.

Beatrice on the other hand ended up behind bars for 3 and a half years. This was the hardest time of her life.

Luckily, she resumed school after being released although with a lot of challenges and stigma. After some time, she couldn’t stand the stigma in school since her fellow students mistreated her because she was an ex prisoner. She dropped out of school and sat for KCSE as a private candidate. Luckily, she performed well and is now set to graduate with a Bachelor of education degree.

Currently, the son she gave birth to while in prison is 13 years old. Beatrice is now a counselor who mainly counsels those who are in jail.

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