Peninnah Pangani house help corpse ordeal: Peninnah Awour, a young brilliant girl from Nyahero had dreams growing up. She never in her life imagined becoming someone’s house help. We sometimes, however, don’t get what we wish for.
An orphan and with no one to look after her, she found herself in the hands of different employers working for them as a house help. She went through hell, moving from one employer to another. None of them was kind to her.
Penninah, after moving from one house to another, was happy to finally get a job in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Her employer lived at Pangani estate and she would move there to begin her new job. She hoped to better her life.
Speaking to a local daily, Penninah narrated how her dreams were shattered the moment she set foot in the house of her city employer identified as Mohammed Abdi Noor.
Her employer gave her all the instructions on how she was to clean the house and daily chores. She was however required to do one more thing. Every morning at around 10 AM Peninnah was required to bath a corpse locked in a room and lay under a bed.
With nowhere to go and no one to turn to. She was forced to do as instructed. The corpse would be washed and at around 2 PM, her employer who had businesses in Eastleigh would return.
She would get the corpse from its hiding place. Mr. Abdi would say something to it and it would begin producing new Ksh 500 and 1000 notes. All these notes were new.
She became traumatized. At one point, the doctor who used to inject the corpse with medicine so it does not rot told Peninnah it wanted the server.
In other words, she was required to sleep with the corpse but refused. That night, her employer, Mr. Abdi tried to sexually abuse her. She screamed and when his wife came, she told her about the assault. Instead, she was beaten and thrown out.
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