Since January, 60 children have taken their own lives, translating to around 7 minors every month. To put it into perspective, every week, two families somewhere in Kenya bury a child. For authorities, these numbers might look like part of unfortunate statistics in the growth and development of a nation. But for families, the suicides of their children open up wounds that may never heal.
Existence in Nairobi’s Mathare Valley is a combination of dreams and nightmares. As a young girl, she had believed in the infinite possibilities of the world. She believed everything that her youth spoke to. That she could be anything she set out to be. Unknown to her, the system had been rigged against her from the moment her mother gave birth to her.