THE STORY OF MADAM MILLICENT
Madam Millicent became very very successful and wealthy by the time she hit 45 years of age. I mean seriously wealthy. She had made big money
But sadly. Madam Millicent was lonely.
She was heading to fifties without a man. She realized she had missed being loved. She had missed the warmth that comes with belonging to someone.
Our Rich Millicent here decided to get a boyfriend and join the dating world, at age 47.
Afrer all, she had made good money.
She had the financial muscle to take care of a new family. And to take care of her man. Incase he was still a hustler (i don’t mean President Ruto)
And therefore the 49 year old Millicent deliberately decided to get herself someone (Kurudi Soko)
But before we continue, let me give you a little bit of Madam Millicent’s History.
She had been born and raised in Isiolo township in the mid 70s. Her dad was a Somali while her mom was from the kikuyu.
Her dad Ahmed was a brick maker who was terribly addicted to Miraa.
Millicent’s mum was a teenage housewife who had only one Job. ONE.
To give birth.
And therefore Millicent’s childhood was as tough as a caterpillar trying to climb a mountain.
It knows it will reach the top someday. But it doesn’t know after how many thousands of years.
Two meals per day was a complete luxury at kina Millicent’s home.
Her dad believed that only sons should smell the gates of school. Girls like Millicent were to grow up carrying out house chores, until they were ripe enough to be married off.
What Millicent’s old dad did not know is that by denying her a chance at education, he was depriving her of her voice,her power, and her ability to shape her own destiny.
Anyway, one day…
When Millicent was only 19 years old. Her dad got someone to marry her.
A fairly rich farmer who was in his late 40s. He had come to kina Millicent’s home and placed 25 herds of cattle as bride price for the young, beautiful, innocent Millicent.
Millicent’s dad had never owned anything beyond two sick, annoying goats.
But now, he was being offered 25 fertile cows in exchange of her young but mature daughter.
Your guess is as good as mine.
The then young Millicent tried to cry and plead not to be sent away in early marriage. She desperately begged her dad not to sell her off.
She tried to convince her dad that she just wanted to go to school. But wueeh…
Her dad could not listen (he kept singing.. Hiii imeenda.. Hii imeenda) just because of the 25 cows he had been offered.
Millicent sadly went away with her NEW husband who was very OLD.
She went against her wish.
Fast foward, Millicent got her first child with this old man after 2 months of staying with him.
Just like her mom, Millicent was reduced to a miserable housewife with nothing to her name.
Her life revolved around cooking, cleaning and sleeping with her new but old husband.
It was really tough.
Millicent decided to run away.
She had given birth to her first son who was now 7 months old. She was really tired of everything.
For Christ sake, she was only 20 and she looked like a 40 year old village woman with zero radar to life.
She decided to leave her young son with the dad and run away to Nairobi. She had made up her mind.
She was only waiting for the perfect opportunity, then boom! She would be gone forever. Never ever to be seen again.
She was very very sad that she was leaving her son behind. But Sasa angefanya?
That morning before she left, she painfully looked at her sleeping son and kissed him goodbye. She asked him to forgive her for leaving him behind. She didn’t have an option.
And that’s how Millicent came to Nairobi!
Let me tell you. This lady Millicent tried her hand in everything. She tried being a househelp, she tried selling simcards at Tom Mboya Street, She tried selling makeup products.
At some point, Millicent even hawking pens and tropical sweets along thika road. She really tried.
Good thing, she was just like her mom, she was such a hard worker with zero tolerance to laziness. She could not even entertain the idea of giving up.
Millicent got into real estate and begun making serious money. She used to market ‘off plan’ home ownership and alot of people trusted her because of the conviction, determination and how she worked hard in marketing real-estate homes.
She gave it her all and after close to 15 years of selling real estate,she had saved enough money to start her own real estate firm.
And that’s how her journey to building solid wealth became unstoppable.
Our lady Millicent went ahead to open a beauty palour, an insurance agency and microfinance firm.
She built real money. She became a financial magnet within Nairobi’s blue club.
That’s until the day she woke up and realized she was terribly lonely.
She now wanted a man.
She was now 45 years.
She had never gone back home to her dad who sold her away.
25 years later. She was still bitter.
Our now 45 year old Millicent found her dream man on tinder. She matched and fell in love with a smart and calm lawyer who was way younger than her.
The young law proffesional became her world. She developed a very strong bond with this new guy. Even though he was way young.
They travelled the country together and made memories.
And as fate would have it, they got their first kid after 7 months of dating.
And after one and a half years, they got their second baby girl. Life was good. God had blessed this young awesome family. Everything was so gracefully working out.
Millicent’s young husband decided to introduce her to his family. He was only 25 years of age. But a very brilliant law intern in Nairobi.
The young man decided to drive Millicent and their two kids to Ushago where her husband was born.
During the entire trip, the wealthy Madam Millicent was dead asleep in the car as her young hubby drove upcountry. She had been working on her companies the entire night and she had chosen to sleep during the day.
They finally got to Machakos where the guy’s had bought land and were now living.
Madam Millicent woke up when they arrived at the homestead of her parent’s in law.
She could see a very old man walking out of the main house towards them to receive them.
Her husband proudly whispered that was his dad
Madam Millicent recognized the old man. This was the same man she had been sold to, 25 years ago by her dad. He was now very old. But she nevertheless recognized him.
Millicent looked at her young husband and asked him the name of his dad..
That’s when reality dawned on Madam Millicent.
She has been dating her firstborn son who she conceived, abandoned and forgot about, 27 years ago.
In short her two kids were actually her grand kids. And her babe was actually, her first baby.