On November 10, 2021, a 20-year-old Shirleen Mukami shared her struggles as a single mother after giving birth to her son.
Mukami wrote a lengthy statement on Twitter stating that she welcomed her son on June 15, 2021, but the motherhood journey brought her a lot of pain and shattered her education dreams.
“Hello, Twitter. I’m Shirleen Mukami, a 20-year old single mother of one boy whom I was blessed with on June 15th 2021. He’ll be turning 5 months in the next few days. But what’s there to celebrate!? It’s been a ride of hell and unbearable heartbreaks and pain,” part of the thread read.
Following her painful experience, she claimed that she gathered a couple of other single and young mothers to help their kind around the country with their group dabbed ‘Baby Shower Sisters’ initiative.
“Kenyans, kindly support our little ‘Baby Shower Sisters’ initiative. We’ve been doing little and can’t mind doing much. Going out more. Meeting more mothers and healing our minds. I don’t even have much myself. But it’s by giving that I have been receiving a diaper or two myself,” she wrote in a tweet.
The story quickly went viral and Shirleen took over Twitter trends for a couple of days and even had local media houses cover her touching story.
Shirleen received over Ksh800K as contributions from Kenyans of goodwill to support her initiative which was deemed considerate and kind.
It was not until today that blogger Edgar Obare blasted Shirleen claiming that the whole story was staged by an alleged serial fraudster Kenneth Gachie Kabuga alias Cabu Gah throwing the whole Twitter in shambles.
In a seven-page slideshow, Obare uploaded screenshots from Cabu Gah’s conversation with his friend.
The friend argues that apparently, Cabu Gah who is believed to be Shirleen’s baby daddy was the mastermind behind the whole story with the motive of buying a new whip after his car was written off following an accident.
We tried reaching Cabu Gah to comment on the allegation but his phone was offline. He did not reply to our messages by the time of publishing this article.
Scroll below to read the screenshots shared by the self proclaimed ‘Tea Master’
Hit the flip to read the lengthy Twitter thread by Shirleen.