Kenyan Woman Married to Reformed Thief Discloses She Prayed to Marry Thug: “Nilitaka Mtu Nitachange”
- A Kenyan lady who is married to a reformed thug said she prayed and asked God to help her marry a thief
- She later fell in love with a man identified as Rio, whose story was portrayed in the local crime series Pepeta, which was broadcast on Showmax
- According to her, all members of her family were against her marrying him, but she continued to support Rio and love him until he reformed
A Kenyan woman identified as Neilla Ibrahim has opened up about her journey while married to a reformed Nairobi thief.
A woman's dream to marry a thief comes true
In an exclusive interview with TUKO.co.ke‘s Amondi Aroko, Neilla said her dream since she was a young girl was to marry a thief because she wanted someone she could change.
So, later she fell in love with Rio, who is a character whose story was depicted in the recently completed Showmax local Drama series Pepeta.
Rio, who grew up in Kiberi, was a talented footballer, but his love of a good life and quick money took him into the dark world where, along with other children in the hood, people began to be robbed.
The situation escalated when all his friends were killed and he had to quickly change his path when Neilla became pregnant.
But Nillas shared that even before they started living together, she family And friends were categorically against her marrying a hardcore thief.
“I thought no mvizi, but maybe akipata mtu kami atamine and I thank God ikapare. Nikipatana na Rio nilikua najua anaiba. I knew, but nikamwambia unajua niaje, it's about the time ufanye nini, ubadilike. Kwasababu hakuna vile ataniacha na mtoi ati umededi, nitalea aje huyo mtoto,” she said.
Nilla supported Rio and patiently treated him, even as he embarked on a journey, living a life clean and free from crime.
“Nikamwambia hata ikifika mahali mimi nitaenda nje kufanya kazi, nikamshow mimi nitajaribu as long as you stay away from hio mambo i visa. Akaniambia atajaribu but kwa roho nilikuwa najua huyi haiwezi kama niko mbali na ako hapa,” she added.
But she left the country for one month, but returned when she fell ill and could not continue working.
“I think kwa maisha yangu yote, huta huko home, Kila Mtu Amedate is a different kind of person, Mimi Nikaona for me, ebu nijaribu kudate mwizi nione itakuwa aje. Niliona ukiwa na mwizi, ukimuomba anything atakupatia. Na sisi tulilewea hivyo, without mom or dad, so ni wewe kila kitu,” she said.
In her opinion, she was sure that seeing the thug would lead to someone appearing who would take care of her properly.
“But at the moment when nilianza kuwa na chali mwiziactually it beca,me hard kuliko hawa maboy wa kawaida. Kila mtu alikuwa so against the relationship , nikasema sasa juu nyinyi mko against nikang'ang'ana nayo,” she added.
She is, however, proud of what's in her home, she is the only child who has stayed with one partner for the longest time.
“Walikuwa wanasema wachana na huyu msee, ni mwizi, atafanya ukuje uuliwe hapa kwa nyumba,” she said.
However, she encouraged other women to show men love because some guys, when given proper love, are ready to change their bad behavior for the partners they have.
Now, she said, Rio's mother and sisters usually act quickly when they hear her say she wants to leave him and plead with him to continue supporting him.