By Shirley Genga
Refreshing and energy-boosting. That’s the thought that comes to mind when I think of the Eve Sisters mentorship programme. Every time I attend these powerful monthly sessions I always leave with renewed strength and energy ready to face the many challenges ahead.
Welcome to Eve Sisters, the venue — as always — was the luxurious Hilton Hotel and the guest list was well-thought out. The Eve Sisters is not just a space where women bond but where new dreams are born.
This month’s theme was ‘Power of a Woman’ and the hundreds of women present were full of expectation.
To set the ball rolling was Eve Sisters’ moderator and Standard Group’s senior associate editor Njoki Karuoya, who welcomed the guests.
First on stage was George Ojwang’, a man whom Eve Sisters invited to speak after learning of his heart-rending story.
George’s wife slipped into a coma almost five months ago after delivering their second son.
“Thank you for this opportunity. I am privileged to share my wife’s story with Eve Sisters,” he began.
“My wife was due with our second son and everything was going well. She was due on February 25, but a few days before, she collapsed at home and as a result my son was born pre- mature. After delivery, she slipped into a coma and she has been in that state since,” he said.
The doctors told him that his wife had been suffering from eclampsia, an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy.
This sad turn of events has forced George to roll out his sleeves and be a mother and father to his newborn and first-born son.
His wife has had 13 operations and her medical bill stands at Sh16 million. George moved the audience with his sheer determination to take care of his wife and two sons.
Next on stage was Jennifer Karina, a motivational speaker and marriage expert.
Her message was simple but powerful: “Do not look for a man to complete you. Do not look for someone else to make you happy; be happy within yourself. Be complete within yourself.”