A disturbing trend is emerging where young women under theage of thirty are losing their precious lives allegedly in the hands of theirabusive sponsors.

Some of the male sponsors have openly claimed they are dupedinto a romantic relationship against their wishes.

<p ><b>The manipulative approach that these young ladies use to obtain money from the sponsors is what, in the end, costs them their lives.</b></p><p ><b>One of the unscrupulous approach that the sponsored women use is trapping the rich elderly man with pregnancy.</b></p>

The young sponsored women force their way into an amorousrelationship with elderly married men several years their senior apparently insearch of a lavish, opulent and fulfilling life.

But going by the stories of two women, Ann Wambui andCatherine Kerubo (their names have been changed on their request), the life ofa young woman in the hands of a sponsor is not that flossy as many peoplebelieve. Rather these women are faced with challenges that end up consuming themin an embarrassing way, even as the dream of a lavish life becomes a mirage tothem.

The big question that we seek to find answers for is howthese women find themselves fronting the wrath of the benefactors who aresupposed to indulge them like fairy queens.

It has emerged that the men may punish the young sponsoredwomen if they threaten to taint their good public image or seek to bring aparttheir upright families where they are considered super husbands to decentwives.

With hungry desire to benefit from the money of theirsponsors, the nagging ladies end up losing more than they have worked for astheir life is made permanently wretched.

The manipulative approach that these young ladies use toobtain money from the sponsors is what, in the end, costs them their lives.

One of the unscrupulous approach that the sponsored womenuse is trapping the rich elderly man with pregnancy.

Ann, 27, lost her pregnancy when she was poisoned by hersponsor who did not want any babies.

“I got pregnant for him so that I can bargain for biggermoney,” Ann reveals.

Her man, a senior official in the corridors of government –and a church elder – provided her with free housing and other necessities likea car. However, this did not seem enough for her as she wanted more.

“He gave me everything. But I needed much bigger money. Soto get that money I ensnared him with pregnancy”, Ann adds.

The second scheme that the young women employ to siphonmoney is intimidating the man that she would let his family know of theirsecret affair.

Now, most of the male sponsors have a respectable familythat many people look up to and so they would fight to safeguard and uphold thegood name of the family at whatever costs.

When the sponsored woman portends to expose her unwantedpregnancy to his family, the man dishes out money to appease her. However, ifher demands get too much, the blessor feels cornered and maydecide to teach the woman a dangerous lesson.

“There is nothing as scary as telling your sponsor that youwant to expose him to his wife. I threatened to do that and he gave me themoney I wanted. However, he felt jilted and used and in the end poisoned me,”Wambui, whose sponsor dumped her three months ago, narrates.

Another cunning technique that the women use to force thesponsor to gift them huge perks of money is daunting him that she would exposetheir romantic, illicit affair to the general public.

Some of these elderly benefactors are high profile peoplewith a good name that they have built over the years. If the maintained womanwants to uncover him to the public, the man must do something to protect hisname. The intimidation works like magic as the woman is pampered with moremoney and expensive gifts so as to keep the mpango wa kando underwraps.

“My sponsor was a well-known business executive. Ithreatened to expose our secret romantic maneuvers. He gave me money to keepquiet”, Catherine says.

The sponsored woman continues to use manipulation likepregnancy, his family and his image to milk money from him.

In the end, the sponsors get exasperated by the dailyintimidations and constant money demands from the insatiable women.

When the man feels that his respectable family, his hardearned reputation and image are endangered the sponsored woman loses meaning inhis and she must be eliminated.

“I have learnt a hard lesson. There is nothing as dangerousas giving threats to a rich man several years your senior. He would not resttill you are destroyed”, Catherine advises.

Some men would make sure the Mpango wa kando womanloses pregnancy after which they would abandon her.

“I lost my pregnancy and my womb which means I will notconceive again. I almost died. My blessor blocked me, my calls won’t go throughto him,” Ann laments.

In other cases, the threatened sponsor hires goons to warnthe woman of dire consequences should she expose the secret affair betweenthem.

“When I threatened to expose our relationship the man warnedthat he would kill me. I had to run for my safety”, Catherine shares.

In other extreme cases, the woman is allegedly murdered incold blood in the hands of the sponsor. Taking away the lives of young women isa phenomenon that has baffled Kenyans in recent times. The case of Sharon iscommon knowledge.

Whatever the case, the Kenyan young woman is reallysuffering in the hands of elderly male sponsors who refuse to be manipulated.