'ghai! i lost my mind' kate actress's mother explains how she felt when daughter got pregnant at 19
Kate Actress and her Mother [photo courtesy]
byApril 23, 2021
Prominent Kenyan actress Catherine Kamau, aka Kate Actress's mother, for the first time, has talked about how she felt when her daughter got pregnant at 19.
The actress, who put her mother on Camera to narrate her side of the story, sat beside her as she processed every word uttered by her mom.
According to Cate's mom, she lost her mind and the news messed with her head on several occasions.
"Ghai! I lost my mind, coz it was too bad for me, kuna siku nilienda kungojea gari kwa stage na skirt ilikuwa upside down, actually I think one week later nikaenda na kamisi ikiwa juu na skirt ni ya Red iko ndani.
Saa ile alijua amejulikana akaandika ka Barua, I love you very much, I have gone to think about it, I'm six months pregnant, Ghai!
In fact for me, the biggest problem was not me, we were thinking with her Sister, Baba yake atakuja kutuua, you know fathers think that you actually sat there with the daughter when she was becoming pregnant".
Mama Kate added that "She must now deal with the consequences; the first thing was she will go back to school. She looked after that Baby, exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months, she was in school but a full time mother".
Kate put up the video while wishing her mother a happy Birthday for turning a year older.
"Happy birthday to the most amazing , selfless, loving ,no nonsense ,fun and the most prayerful woman I know .Mum thank you for being the one constant . May God keep you and protect you 🙏" Kate wrote.
In November 2020, the former Mother In-Law actress disclosed that her mother took a loan of Sh400K for her school fees in Uganda and but unfortunately she ended up pregnant within the first 3 months of joining campus.
"After three months in Uganda for Campus, I was pregnant, I think Mathe alikuwa amechoka hata akawish angezaa maandazi akuneywe nayo chai (Laughing). Alikuwa amechukua loan ya Sh400K anipeleke Kampala International University, hata sijabreathe ball…enyewe nilisumbua. Nilikaa kaa huko juu that time hata sikuwa naelewa ball ni nini, I was barely 19…so after kurudi mathe hakukuwa nikamuandikia kibarua hapo kirefu, nikahepa kwa kina beshte yangu but eventually nilirudi home. I broke the news to my mum in a letter… I really disappointed her but she never gave up on her," said Kate actress.