The actress behind popular animation ‘Plesident Kingston’ has revealed her troubled past, confessing that she has been raped several times.
Speaking to Betty Kyalo, Comedienne Brendah Jons confessed of being raped by a family member and a pastor.
“I have been a rape victim before, twice, and sexually assaulted once. I was five when it first happened, and he would do it continually. He would actually threaten me that ‘if you say anything, I will kill you’.” she said.
She said continued:
“When I was 12, my aunt’s husband did it again. This time it was a bit violent because he stuffed socks in my mouth and dared me, ‘you tell them now and let us see what they will do’. If you want to tell them go, see if they will believe you.’ He was a praise and worship leader and I am surprised that I am in the church right now,” she narrated.
The comedian went on to say that she didn’t open up because she was afraid. Especially when she was assaulted by a pastor.
“They were like, why didn’t you tell us? But what would they have done? I had not planned to share. But I feel like a huge burden has been lifted because I used to hate men considering that when I was 18, I also got sexually assaulted by a pastor.
“When guys were leaving after bible study, he told me not to leave as he wanted us to talk about how gifted I was and how God was taking me to the nations; all those things. Before I knew, it was 12 midnight. I didn’t even fight him, I was like they have done this before, just do what you want.
“The following day he gave me Sh200 and told me ‘make sure you don’t get pregnant, I don’t want you tarnishing my name’. I was a first-year in campus,” she added.