Popular Kenyan singer cum businesswoman Esther Akoth aka Akothee recently took to social media to express her disappointment after finding out her adopted son, Shadrack Mwita, lied to her about his family and saying he was an orphan and had no one.
In the lengthy post shared on her Instagram account, Akothee explained that she had done everything in her power to be there for Mwita and to ensure he got the best of life to help him back on his feet only for his family to reappear and heap pressure on her.
“Mission accomplished. Shadrack Mwita has fully recovered now and can hold and carry heavy things, he can stand on his feet and fend for himself other than begging due to disability, he was back in the hospital APDK for 3 weeks, to have his legs permanently fixed, which has been successfully achieved. However, I had to learn how to detach the foundation from interfering with my private life and family life. Shadrack’s family reappeared in the picture and the pressure was too much for me to handle,” she wrote.
The mother of five stated that despite Shadrack lying to her, she continued to help him even going as far as renting a house for him. “Moving forward, Shadrack has his own rented house fully paid for a whole year. I am still looking for a business that he can do, so he will help himself and meet his family’s demands. He is still under my custody and I make sure he has food and basic needs,” she added.
Akothee went on to explain that she was taken aback when he demanded to go back to Mombasa to be with his family saying they were suffering while he was enjoying life in a mansion. “I can't continue living eating in a palace while my family is suffering. I promised my family that I am going to Mombasa to look for a life, and once I am successful, I will come and change their lives too. So I want mama to go and build my grandmother a house next week,” said Shadrack.
The singer recalled when she first found Shadrack and he said that he had no one. She then took it upon herself to ensure he got the best only to find out he was lying. “This was a shock to me, as before this, he had started becoming very negative and moody. This was scary; I didn't know how to handle this. When I met Shadrack, he had told me he had no one. This was three days after we left the hospital during lockdown/curfew on the 12.6.2020.”
Though disappointed Akothee affirmed that she did what she had to under the circumstances. “I was not born to cause pain, I was born to provide solutions. Bravo Shadrack,” she concluded.