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Starving Kitui woman who attempted to sell an owl gets help

A woman who shocked Kitui residents by peddling an owl at a market place to raise money for food has received donations from well-wishers.

A group of journalists working for a vernacular radio station Syokimau FM based in Kitui on Wednesday visited Kamene Kakai’s home with sacks of foodstuff for her and her children.

The mother had walked 15 kilometers to the market willing seeking buyers of an owl she had found on the road side.

A online video of shocked residents questioning the woman, who is also known as Kavivi, went viral prompting well-wishers to step in.

Kamene Kakai's alias Kavivi (center, carrying a child) at her home when she received donation of Suffolk from well-wishers. PHOTO | COURTESY
Kamene Kakai’s alias Kavivi (center, carrying a child) at her home when she received donation of Suffolk from well-wishers. PHOTO | COURTESY

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According to Rose Mbula, a journalist who visited Kavivi’s home, the woman has a mental disorder and sleeps in a door less mud hut.

“She lives with her brother’s wife who has 8 kids, Kavivi’s house has no door, no bed and no window. We helped with the little we had,” said the journalist.

The mother of five lives with her last born two-year-old son and her brother’s eight children while her other four children live with her estranged husband.

Kavivi has in the past been diagnosed with epilepsy and an undisclosed mental condition.

The journalists donated food stuffs but are in the process of acquiring a bed, mattress, door and window to make Kavivi’s house a cozy home.