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Pastor Dorcas Rigathi: The Day I Wanted Moi Security To Shoot Me

Pastor Dorcas spoke at the event focusing most of her speech on the plight of the boy child

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s wife Pastor Dorcas Rigathi says at one time she confronted the Retired President the late Daniel Arap Moi’s security looking to be shot.

Speaking at Mount Kenya University which hosted the ‘Sikika Youth Fest’ aimed at addressing mental health issues among the youth, Pastor Dorcas says she was depressed due to her mother’s situation.

“My mother was in distress. I was in the university and I was contemplating suicide. Marriage was the last thing on my mind. On a visit to Kabarnet Gardens, I ran to President Moi because I wanted his security to shoot me dead. Thankfully, the President lend me an ear, ” she said.

The event, dubbed ‘Sikika, Tubonge, Tusifiche’, was held at the Mwai Kibaki Convention Centre and attracted hundreds of MKU students and general youth from Thika and it’s environs.

Pastor Dorcas spoke at the event focusing most of her speech on the plight of the boy child and shared her mental health journey with attendees.

“I will speak about the boy child until the end. As a mother, I must speak about it. Sometimes, because of the way the world’s culture is, we assume men are wired for anything and we don’t care about the boy. The boy child always has to stand up for a broken home and that’s why most of them are drug addicts with mental health issues,” she said.

Also speaking at the event, MKU co-founder Dr Jane Nyutu, a counselling psychologist and educationist, talked the youth out of engaging in activities that would harm their mental health.

“We’ve seen so many young Kenyans struggling with mental health issues and most of them are caused by comparing themselves to their peers. Things like social media, influencers and the internet, in general, are some of the major causes of mental imbalance and we hope you can consume them wisely, ” she said.

The ‘Sikika Tubonge Tusifiche’ initiative aspires to witness a significant reduction in the number of young people living with anxiety and depression in Kenya while also committing to reduce the alarming rates of suicide, particularly among young men.

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