Gospel artist Justina Syokau, best known for her hit song Twendy Twendy, has described how her long courtship with her beloved turned into a nightmare very quickly. The Machakos-born singer recalls answering yes to her Prince Charming’s proposition in 2012 as she walked down the aisle at a vibrant wedding ceremony.
The honeymoon went smoothly, and the newlywed woman came home with great expectations for a happily ever after. Her dreams were utterly destroyed.
Syokau claims that shortly after the wedding, the course of her marriage began to decline. They were living with her in-laws, and she accused them of making their marriage difficult.The singer said that her husband began assaulting her physically and verbally soon after their wedding and would punch her at the slightest provocation.
Despite always being on the verge of being attacked, Justina
Syokau said she chose to remain in the hopes that one day, her husband would change. However, their relationship deteriorated with time.
“My spouse would occasionally go for a few days without telling me where he was. I used to be left without food or money. I was shocked to find that he was listening to his mother more and I was voiceless in my marriage.”
The House-Help cum Co-Wife
Justina Syokau needed help around the house after giving birth to their first child through caesarean section, and so her husband arranged for a house assistant from his town to come before the singer was allowed to leave the hospital.Justina‘s husband and mother-in-law insisted that she pack her things and leave her home as soon as she got home from the hospital with her newborn. It was soon clear that her spouse was having an affair with the maid.
As soon as it became clear that her husband and the housekeeper were having an affair, they began sleeping together in Justina’s bed. The domestic help quickly went after Justina and accused her of verbal abuse.
Justina was kicked out with nothing but her baby’s clothes despite her defense that she hadn’t offended her husband’s lover. She spent two months sleeping in the streets with her infant because she had nowhere else to turn.
The artist ran into a Good Samaritan, who gave her money for a ride back to Machakos, where her parents lived. She was met with hostility from her family, who had an opinion of women in unhappy marriages. She soon left home out of a sense of hostility to hunt for work from a buddy they used to go to church with.
Since then, Justina has changed and is now committed to achieving her artistic goals. She exhorts women who are in abusive relationships to take action rather than put up with their pain.