…continued from Part 2. . It occurred to me that I could get her arrested. So I called out to her,  “Madam, I think you owe the police an explanation for molesting these kids” She was surprised at that statement, then she went down on her knees and began to beg me not to call the police on her.

I saw this as the perfect time to get her to tell me  why she was that cruel to her kids. All this while, all three children were around me and the middle child had whispered into my ears “Aunty, please take us home with you” which actually prompted my decision to call the police.

While she was still on her knees begging I asked her the reason for her wicked behaviour and then she began to tell her story…

“HHMMMM, 6 years after I was born my mom died and my father married another woman who was very cruel to me. This woman did to me 5 times more than what I do to my kids. She starved me for days and some times weeks. Other times, she deprived me from going to school and would beat me blue-black for any little mistake I made. But whenever my father was around, she would always pretend to be nice to me. I tried reporting to him times without number but he never ever believed me because of the very nice way she treated me whenever he was around. Apart from that, he was also under the intoxication and blinding effects of love which made it very easy for her to deceive him.

I never interacted with my step siblings and was made to sleep in the parlour like a house girl in my own father’s house. He wasn’t always around because of the nature of his job. Sometimes he would be away for as long as 3 months. I had to flow with her pretence whenever he was around just so that I wouldn’t get beaten up later on. And that was how things were until I lost my dad at age 17.

I was sent out of the house to  cater for myself. I struggled all alone to get to where I am today. It wasn’t easy at all. I was full of self hate and hatred for life.

I love my kids but whenever they make me angry, I beat them that way because I feel there is no other way to correct a child and that my been treated that way ended up making me strong and very hardworking. My step mom never treated her kids that way and they were very lazy, dirty, and spoilt. I know its painful but I do not want my children to be lazy, dirty and spoilt and I do not also know any other way to bring the best out of them and make them disciplined and well behaved.” she said. READ FINAL PART NOW