Kenyan woman narrates how she was gang-raped on her wedding day — and how her husband died 8 months after


Like every other young lady in the world, Terry Apudo looked forward to her wedding day with immeasurable excitement. Little did she know that she would be raped by a three-man gang on that exact day, and that her husband would die one month after their rearranged wedding.

On the eve of the original wedding, Terry realised she had some clothes of Harry, her fiance, with her, including his cravat. He couldn’t show up without a tie, so a friend who had stayed the night offered to take it to him first thing in the morning. They got up at dawn and she walked her to the bus station.

While returning home, a guy sitting on the bonnet of a car suddenly grabbed her from behind as she walked past, dumping her in the back seat and stuffing her mouth. All three men took turns to rape her and even stabbed her in the stomach. She could no longer give birth, the doctors said; the stab was so deep her womb had been damaged.



    Harry would not give up on marrying Terry, despite knowing that she would forever remain childless. He took her home to nurse her out of depression and they eventually got married seven months later at a rearranged ceremony.

    But more tragedies were ahead. Harry died 29 days later in a strange domestic accident, prompting many to brand Terry a cursed woman.

    Somehow she survived it all, finding love all over again after three years and even giving birth to two girls.

    Find out, in the full report published by BBC, how she emerged from these life-shattering tragedies to make happiness out of extremely turbulent circumstances.

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