A woman only identified as Adhiambo has come out to narrate how she slept with a dead man in order to conceive. Despite consulting several doctors and healers referred to her by friends and relatives, Adhiambo was still not able to conceive.
According to the woman, her inability to conceive had taken a toll on her for years. A situation aggravated by in-laws who were inciting Vincent her husband to divorce her.
“These people used to look at me with accusing eyes as if I had committed a sin that could not be forgiven.
Neighbors would call me all sorts of names, my hubby was under pressure from his family to marry another wife. Medical reports exonerated my husband but ‘indicted’ me for having blocked reproductive tubes. Medics, healers and pastors tried all their best with no success,” said Adhiambo.
Desperate situations call for desperate decisions, goes the common saying. Adhiambo then visited a sorcerer who told her she was under a generational curse and would only conceive a child if she slept with a dead man for cleansing. Yes, this was awkward and panned, following the same script as in the popular ‘old-time movies’.
“After I thought about it for some time, I boldly decided to try. I went to Ahero where I paid a mortuary attendant who arranged everything for me. I did as was instructed by the wizard. Honestly, it’s the worst experience of my life, I wouldn’t want anyone to experience such.”She continued as she fought tears.
Did things change?
Even after the nasty experience, Adhiambo said things remained the same six months after. There was no pregnancy. She knew it was just another bluff and that she had been conned.
“I gave up completely and left everything at the mercy of God. One of my neighbors advised me to try out a herbalist Wema. She had touted him as a legit herbalist who has helped thousands of needy people in the region. She even gave me his contacts…but honestly, with the previous nightmare in the mortuary, I was reluctant to take any step. I was not ready to go through such a terrifying encounter again.” she said.
However, her neighbor explained how this new herbalist works differently from others. That’s how Me Adhiambo gathered the strength to approach the herbalist.
“I told myself let me try for the last time. By this time I was even contemplating suicide. I contacted the herbalist and we arranged the meeting. After listening to me, the herbalist put me on herbal medicine that I was to take for four months,” she said.
Adhiambo was so surprised that she conceived just three months after she religiously took the medicine-man’s prescribed doses. Nine months later she gave birth to twins.
“We are the happiest couple on earth today. We have our own children, we are going to bring up these girls well. I just don’t know how I can pay herbalist this herbalist. God used him to bring happiness to us.” She concluded in tears.