57 year old Osmond Sambu Okero told The Nairobian that his family allegedly abandoned him in Siaya town where he was trying to come to terms with his miserable life after exhausting his savings and resources to pay school fees and other bills.
“Trouble began when my daughter started being featured in newspapers and branded a socialite. I had 10 children, unfortunately, two died, and Kwamboka is the first born. She was born and bred in Kibos, Kisumu. I took her to Lwak Secondary School in Siaya. She was a very bright girl; who passed all her exams and was admitted to study law at the University of Nairobi,” said Sambu, an accountant turned teacher.
Osmond claimed that he was informed about his daughter’s nude photos doing the rounds online back in 2011 by a friend.
“When I called my daughter, she said they were shots from a modelling job. I was so disappointed that she was half-dressed and I couldn’t believe that it was my daughter “I had no say in my own house because I wasn’t the breadwinner. I walked out and have never looked back,” said Sambu, adding that, “My children do not talk to me anymore. The last time Corazon assisted me financially was last year when she sent Sh2,000. She no longer picks my calls.”
Osmond Sambu claims that he relocated to Kisii from Kisumu to avoid the embarrassment Corazon brought to the family.
“You know children make mistakes, and as a parent, you forgive and guide them so that they become responsible adults. She promised to stop, only for more pictures to emerge and thereafter, she was rolling in money,” said Sambu, adding that with money from her Nigerian boyfriend, “she started supporting her mother. And in 2009 when I visited the house they rented, I was received with hostility.”
Sambu said that in 2012, his first born son persuaded his mother and they got back together as a family and she came back to their home in Kibos.
That was however short lived, prompting Mr. Sambu to walk away.
“I had no say in my own house because I wasn’t the breadwinner. I walked out and have never looked back,” said Sambu, adding that, “My children do not talk to me anymore. The last time Corazon assisted me financially was last year when she sent Sh2,000. She no longer picks my calls.”