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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Playing dead saved my life: 32-year-old woman stalked and beaten to a pulp by abusive ex after she walked out

When 32-year-old Grace Nyaguthii walked out on an abusive relationship and took her four-year-old son with her, she never expected to find herself in a hospital, with eyes swollen shut. She wrote;
"It wasn’t the first time; I had left before, but was sweet-talked into returning. I did so mainly because of our child. I did not want my son to grow up without a father. But the breaking point came when I realised there was more harm being done when I saw he was fearful in his own home. But leaving hardly ever gives one a clean break." she narrates from her bed at Nairobi Women's Hospital.

 Weeks, months, and even years later, Grace was still dealing with her ex, who was still calling her and showing up at the places she would go.
"We both lived in South B, Nairobi, so it was easy for him to find me," she says. In fear, Grace moved to Nanyuki town with her son to get away from him. Last year, she came back to Nairobi to start a business and the harassment continued. 
"At this point, I had learnt how to deal with him. I could never tell him ‘no’ outright because it would aggravate him. Instead, when we talked I would lie and promise that one day we would reunite as a family. The guise of friendship placated him and allowed me a bit of peace."
The situation took a bad turn last week, when in the midst of planning for her grandmother’s funeral, Boss, as he is known by his friends, found out where Grace lived.
"He came at 5.30am on the day of the burial after a night of drinking. He was to attend the funeral as well. Badging into my house, he moved around in a craze. He was surprised to see that I had moved on and was living well without him. I was in a hurry to leave as I had to go to the mortuary and told him so," she narrates. 
He responded with a hard back-hand slap. "You’re telling me what to do because I’m in your house," he asked her. Enraged, he proceeded to push her until she fell on her bed, sat on her chest and rained blows on her face.
"He choked me as he beat me so that I couldn’t scream, saying he was going to kill me. He kept hitting and hitting, and I realised that the more I fought to get away, the harder the blows came. So, I decided to play dead. This saved my life," says Grace.
Contented that he had accomplished his mission, Boss ransacked her things, took the money she had and even her new clothes for the funeral, and left.


Grace on a hospital bed nursing extensive wounds, having just regained her eyesight as the beatings caused her face to swell so much, her eyes could not open, is angry, hurt, and wants justice, not just for her, but all other women who are going through what she has.

Source: mediamaxnetwork.ke

32 comments:

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Na wa o. Thank God she lived to tell the story


Long Live LIB

livingstone chibuike said...

Jeeeeeez

Uju Phil said...

Quite sad... Thank God for your life still!

livingstone chibuike said...

Wat is dis? Some guys ar devil..wat d hell is dis? Does it mean his conscience is dead? Someone dat can do dis to a lady is not worthy to be called man..wat insolence..wishin u a speedy recovery gurl

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Say no to violence against women

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hope the beast of a man has been apprehended.
He must be seriously dealt with.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Eleojo Blessing said...

Eyahhh

Alloy Chikezie said...

How sad.

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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

ALL THESE ABUSIVE GUYZ NEEDS TO BE GOING FOR LIFE IMPRISONMENT.







AUNTY LINDA 👩

Juliet Iwuno said...

The heart of man is desperately wicked. Linda take note!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Jesu!


...merited happiness

Esther Norah said...

Wicked n senseless pple everywhere. He cudnt face rejection and ur success. coward of a man.

comi hood said...

Lol when you got married to Floid

vinna saviour said...

Thank God for her life

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ifeoma's verdict said...

With dis kind of hairdo, u'd only attract psychopathic men. Madam, change u first.

Anonymous said...

Miss Linda opening your blog is tedious. It loads forever. Too heavy. Probably all the numerous adverts. Try to rectify this please. Each page just loads and loads.
And the people advertising different things on the comment section....jeez! Too much. The blog is getting too commercial. The idea is for it to be a blog right? If not, you can carry on.

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Anonymous said...

Wish I can sue this demon I call husband, but no one will belif me as to outsider he is d nicest person they know. He has d money and connection n wuld threaten to take my kids. I know God will pay him back soon

Precious Anya said...

Oh God, domestic violence 😢😢😢

Chizzy Liz said...

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christie benjamin said...

Be wiser next time.

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Anonymous said...

Abi? You just spoke my mind o

uniquechic said...

I hope a bill is passed soon for death by hanging for any man that raises his fists on a woman .ds is too common in Africa.Evil men with low self esteem

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Anonymous said...

Too many women see the signs and ignore them.

One recently said to me, "Oh, I have anger issues. Big deal!"

That's my cue to never say "I do."

Too many women see the signs and ignore them for one reason or another. If a man gets violent when angry BEFORE marriage, he will beat you once you start living together - and definitely after marriage.

Walk away and learn to be your own boss. There are over 7Billion people in the world. At least 1Billion will be men. No need to settle for a man with a temper.




***Lush

Anonymous said...

Too many women see the signs and ignore them.

One recently said to me, "Oh, I have anger issues. Big deal!"

That's my cue to never say "I do."

Too many women see the signs and ignore them for one reason or another. If a man gets violent when angry BEFORE marriage, he will beat you once you start living together - and definitely after marriage.

Walk away and learn to be your own boss. There are over 7Billion people in the world. At least 1Billion will be men. No need to settle for a man with a temper.




***Lush

Anonymous said...

Ifeoma, clap for yourself...so she deserves this cos of her appearance or you think women with better hairdo don't face domestic violence...smh

ike manuel said...

seriously dealt with

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

evy claret said...

This was a serious one ooo

Eva Da Diva...

OSINANL said...

THE MAN THAT DID THIS TO HER IS A BEAST

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