MY STORY: I lost my leg, but not my dreams

Victoria Mbuki  during the interview at her parents’ home in Tasia, Embakasi. 

Photo credit: Lucy Wanjiru | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • My fellow students supported me, but I could sense some pity. People kept staring at me.
  • From what I heard, the matatu I was in had been involved in a collision with a lorry. Apparently, I was one of only three survivors of the accident that claimed 11 lives.
  • Before this incident, I used to go dancing and I loved going out with friends. It all came to an end. I am confined to the house.

“Going back to school feels like facing the world for the first time after the accident. I had gone back to school for the first time in March after being discharged, but a couple of days later schools were closed due to Corona. When the accident happened, I was in Form Three. I remember I kept asking myself if I would be able to sit my Form Four exam. I wondered if I would complete my high school education or even go to college?


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