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Blighted lives
by Kabuthi Kabinga
Pages: NA
Prologue A strange disease invaded the world. It killed many adults and left behind many orphans in the care of their grandparents. Lucy is such a grandmother who still struggles to take care of several dozen of grandchildren and great grandchildren together with her only surviving son. Lucy tries her level best to bring up the children. Combining her vast knowledge and experience against the ever changing world which she does not understand, she also gets advice from the local church and the government but the recent inflation in the country and negative social stigma stand in her way. Her only remaining son is retired. The little pension he gets is small and unreliable while his fishing business has lately become unstable due to reduced harvests because the local lake has become infested by a deadly weed. How he wishes it was the weed that got infected with the HIV virus. To add salt to the wound, her eldest teenage granddaughter has started flirting with local boys instead of concentrating on her studies.
Reviews: 10
Prologue A strange disease invaded the world. It killed many adults and left behind many orphans in the care of their grandparents. Lucy is such a grandmother who still struggles to take care of several dozen of grandchildren and great grandchildren together with her only surviving son. Lucy tries her level best to bring up the children. Combining her vast knowledge and experience against the ever changing world which she does not understand, she also gets advice from the local church and the government but the recent inflation in the country and negative social stigma stand in her way. Her only remaining son is retired. The little pension he gets is small and unreliable while his fishing business has lately become unstable due to reduced harvests because the local lake has become infested by a deadly weed. How he wishes it was the weed that got infected with the HIV virus. To add salt to the wound, her eldest teenage granddaughter has started flirting with local boys instead of concentrating on her studies.
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Damaris Wawira
This is a good African short story. It highlights what is greatly affecting our continent; HIV/AIDS. Good one Kabinga.
Agnes Wathimu
Really enjoyed reading this and it's focus on major issues faced by most people. This  a great piece reflecting on struggles of the modern day life .Can’t wait to check out more by this author.
Lydia Wawira
magnificient piece
Susan Wanjiku
This is a great story Lawrence.
Dorcas Musila
Its a good story.
Carol Kabinga
This story is very inspiring. It is a true picture of the reality in our society. It will definitely inspire many.
Sidney Muthiani
An eye opener. Many are not aware of the struggles and complexities that go on in the background of the society.
Adeke Lillian
This story is amazing...it tells us that life is a journey we all take amidst the hurdles...our Africa needs more people like you Kabinga to create insight.
Alice maina
a well told african story
Jane Muthoni
A great piece on what is happening in our country this days...HIV/AIDS
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lkabinga@lecturers.kim.ac.ke
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