John Michuki's Daughter Admits She Was Sexually Abused as a Child

  • Ms Wanja Michuki, daughter of the late former Environment Minister John Michuki, has spoken out on experiencing sexual abuse as a child.

    In an interview with Business Daily, Wanja stated that the ordeal of having been abused as a child has left her unwilling to have children of her own.

    Now in her early 40s, the private management consultant only openly spoke about the abuse during Safaricom's Engage talks in December 2017.

    "Quite a number of women I know who have gone through abuse don’t have children and it could be (why I don't want to have my own). I wouldn’t rule that out.

    [caption caption="Ms Wanja Michuki, the late John Michuki's daughter"][/caption]

    "Look, I think I have handled that part of my life, it has come with lessons which have informed who I am now. All of it is a part of me and I am a part of it. I don’t have nightmares about it. I slayed that monster of shame," Wanja explained.

    During her talk, Wanja narrated that a watchman employed by her parents at their Kangema home abused her repeatedly when she was four years old. Her nanny at the time found out and alerted her mother leading to the dismissal of her abuser.

    "My Engage talk was also a very big deal, a huge emotional release, telling a very personal story and having a lot of feedback to that story," she said during the interview.

    The accomplished writer, speaker and certified coach also spoke about her late parents fondly conveying that her father was one of her mentors.

    "We were always upcountry in Kangema and it was great. I think this is where my whole pull to make a difference came from because he (John Michuki) would always be sorting our issues in the village. It exposed me to many types of social issues. I learnt that to be a really good politician, you truly have to have a vision and values.

    "My father was a good politician, but more importantly he was a divine leader, serving, drawing on the divine masculine energy," she revealed.

    [caption caption="Former Environment Minister John Michuki"][/caption]