Today’s episode features a family, victims of a landslide from Gitugi village in Mathioya, Murang’a County in central Kenya.
About three years ago, a landslide struck in the middle of the night. Taking away 39-year old mother of four, Mary Wambui, entire livelihood. Her family, still traumatised to return and settle at the affected farm, was evicted from a vocational school they have called home since the landslide.
Ever since the landslide, when Red cross offered psycho-social support, her family has never encountered counselling despite contact headache, fainting, and high blood pressure Wambui, her husband, and elder son now struggle with since the ordeal. To what extent is this impacting her family’s Mental health, livelihood, and lives?
The episode is part of the mental health and climate change series, made possible by a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.