Kenyans raised $4,200 (Sh450,000) in support of a Kenyan granny who was stranded in the US for years.
Speaking during a recent interview with Jeremy Damaris of Kenya Diaspora Media, the woman, who did not reveal her identity, appealed to well-wishers to support her as she sought to return home after 12 years abroad.
The elderly Akorino woman said she moved to the US in 2009 after losing her property during the 2007/2008 post-election violence.
Her retail shop in Kericho, which she started after the death of her husband, was vandalized and looted at the height of the skirmishes. In her first seven years in the US, she worked as a babysitter for different families in Seattle, Washington.
“I have never had a home since I went to the US. I have been living with people who were kind to host me. For the past 5 years I haven’t worked,” she said.
In 2017, she says God spoke to her and instructed her to quit babysitting work and start ministering. She has been praying for people in Seattle and was being hosted by fellow Kenyans until this year when she felt it was time to go back home.
“I ministered for different people and changing homes until that time when I was no longer on good terms with some of them.”
“I feel it’s God’s timing and the best time for me to go back home,” she added.
The woman returned home last week after Kenyans at home and abroad contributed funds for her through CashApp and MPesa.