Akothee may look all strong, like she has everything in control, but she is as much as a human being as any other lass out there.
Being a woman is sometimes no walk in the park – from juggling work to handling our personal lives, it takes grit to make it in these streets.
Akothee knows that all too well. She has revealed that she was once assaulted by a top leader, and talked about how young girls suffer at the hands of s3x predators.
SOME LEADERS LACK BASIC MANNERS AND USE OFFICES TO LURE YOUNG GIRLS INTO S3XUAL HARASSMENT FOR FAVOURS. SOME ARE SO PRIMITIVE THAT THE ONLY THING THEY SEE IN A WOMAN IS A S3X OBJECT. YOUNG EDUCATED GIRLS ARE AT MORE RISK THAN THE ONES ALREADY IN CLUBS AND DISCOS, IF YOU START INVADING OUR SPACE AS WOMEN WE SHALL EXPOSE ALL OF YOU.
She went ahead to narrate how she was harassed in 2015 when she went seeking for a job.
IN 2005 I WENT LOOKING FOR A JOB. EVEN IF ITS A SWEEPER IN ONE OF THE MINISTER’S OFFICE. I HAD MET HIM THROUGH A FRIEND – WE GO TO CHURCH TOGETHER. EVERY TIME I WENT TO HIS OFFICE, I WOULD BE THE LAST ONE TO BE SERVED, I STAYED IN THE RECEPTION THE WHOLE DAY, HE WENT FOR LUNCH AND CAME BACK AFTER 3 HOURS, I WAS STILL PATIENT, I NEVER GOT TIRED , EVERYDAY I THOUGHT IT WAS MY DAY, SO, THE LAST DAY AFTER GOING THERE FOR A WEEK, I FINALLY GOT TO SEE HIM ABOUT 8.00 PM WHEN EVERYONE HAD LEFT COZ HE ASKED ME TO STAY BEHIND!
The ‘yuko moyoni’ musician continued,
I CAME IN AND TOLD HIM MY STORY AND GAVE HIM MY FORM 4 CERTIFICATES COZ THAT’S ALL I HAD 🙄 HIS ANSWER: ” YOU ARE A BRILLIANT BEAUTIFUL GIRL! THEN HE SAID HE WILL GIVE ME A LIFT, SO WE WENT INTO HIS MERCEDES BENZ. WE DROVE HE PULLED MY DRESS UP AT THE ROUNDABOUT OF INTEGRITY CENTRE, HE TOOK HIS UGLY FAT HANDS AND PUT THEM ON MY THIGHS PULLING MY DRESS UP🙄🙄, I GRABBED HIS HANDS AND THREW IT BACK TO HIM🙄🙄 , HE FELT OFFENDED AND PUT THE CAR BESIDE THE ROAD AT COMMUNITY AND KICKED ME OUT OF HIS CAR 🙄🙄 IT WAS DARK IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, WHATEVER HAPPENED.
DID HE CARE WHETHER I GOT RAPED, KILLED, MURDERED? COZ I HAD ONLY 20 BOB WITH NO PHONE SO THERE WAS NOTHING FOR THIEVES, BUT THIS WAS SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER, SOMEONE’S MOTHER.
Akothee has been through a lot and that is why she always advises her daughters and fellow women to work hard and not depend on men.