Our social and moral compass is geared towards the attainment to the dream six. Our decision making process, regardless of status and cost (both present and future) is about the dream six.
Is the dream six such an allure that we have lost our way? The dream six being ONE wife, TWO children, THREE bedroomed house, FOUR wheel drive car, FIVE acres of land and a SIX figure salary! Are they all just a mirage?
NTv have had a provocative feature called Jubilee Babies. It was an eye opener and it really was a well done piece of journalism. This was journalism at its finest. I must admit was difficult to watch. The feature basically followed three women in different stages of early motherhood. It started off with three women in their final stages of pregnancy and followed them through the first year of motherhood.
Important to note, is that two fathers were present in their babies lives and one father was off and then on.
We get to see three babies who cut across the socio-economic spread of the average Kenyan. One baby is born to a homeless mother. Another, born to a mother living in the slums. The third baby, was born to a working middle class mother.
The more I watched the Jubilee Babies feature, the more my heart bled. The more…
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