Kenyan Pastor: Brutally Raped But Miraculously Victorious
June 30, 2017
Pastor Terry Gobanga says she failed to show up at her Nairobi, Kenya wedding because she was being gang-raped. In an interview with BBC she detailed the horrific events which according to doctors left her unable to give birth. Today, she has two beautiful daughters and shares her amazing testimony.
BBC interviewed Terry Gobanga, she recalled how on the morning of her wedding day she was abducted by a group of men who proceeded to brutally attack her for six hours.The excitement of becoming a new bride was tragically dimmed by the horror she experienced so close to living the dream she hoped for. The article states that Gobanga felt she would surely die as she was repeatedly stabbed by the men, before they eventually left her on the side of a road.
Speaking to the BBC, she traced the story back to the night before the wedding, the bride-to-be realized she had some of the clothes her husband to be was supposed to wear for the wedding. In the early hours of the next morning her friend took them to him, and Mrs. Gobanga walked her to the bus stop.
But as she was making her way back home, she was “suddenly grabbed from behind” by a man who proceeded to “dump” her in the back seat of a vehicle, she said.
“There were two more men inside, and they drove off. It all happened in a fraction of a second. A piece of cloth was stuffed in my mouth. I was kicking and hitting out and trying to scream,” she said.
“When I managed to push the gag out, I screamed: ‘It’s my wedding day!’ That was when I got the first blow. One of the men told me to ‘co-operate or you will die’.”
Mrs. Gobanga recalled how the men took turns raping her.
“I felt sure I was going to die, but I was still fighting for my life, so when one of the men took the gag out of my mouth I bit his manhood,” she said.
“He screamed in pain and one of them stabbed me in the stomach. Then they opened the door and threw me out of the moving car.”
When police arrived they thought she was dead. At the hospital she revealed it was her wedding day and officials rushed to call nearby churches to contact any family or groom. Thankfully they got a hold of the right church and her family ran to her side, the groom with her wedding gown in hand. As she is quoted in the BBC article:
“That was where the doctors stitched me up and gave me some devastating news: ‘The stab wound went deep into your womb, so you won’t be able to carry any children’,” she said.
She married that young man after all, but tragedy struck again when he died due to carbon monoxide inhalation. Several years later, Mrs. Gobanga is married, and despite being told she wouldn’t be able to have children, she has given birth to two daughters. She told the BBC:
“I have forgiven my attackers. It wasn’t easy but I realized I was getting a raw deal by being upset with people who probably don’t care.
The BBC article / TRUNEWS summary.
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