Pregnant woman and her six children living inside a tree stump in Voi

Pregnant woman and her six children living inside a tree stump in Voi
The family of six now lives inside a tree stump after they fell out with their in-laws. Photo: Citizen TV

Photos of a Kenyan woman and her six children have gripped the internet after it emerged that the family has been living inside a tree-stump.

The images which went viral on social media platforms showed the woman and her children living inside a forest, miles and miles away from humanity and social amenities.

The woman, only identified as Juliet Samba says they began living in the forest in Voi after falling out with their inlaws.

They could not find shelter after they were kicked out of their home.

Once in the forest, they spotted a huge fig tree which was hollow on the inside, offering just enough space for the family to crawl and snugly fit in.

“We decided to start here, at the very bottom, people begin from the bottom and then they go up,” Ms Samba told Citizen TV.

The family has been living in the forest for months, without anyone from the neighbouring villages finding out.

The middle-aged woman is seven months pregnant and has not been to any hospital for any check-up.

She reveals that all her previous births have been through a caesarean section.

However, she’s now worried that if she goes into labour she will have nowhere to get help as there is no health facility nearby.

When locals finally found out, they were beside themselves in shock, wondering how the family has lived there without a dependable water source or food.

Residents from Kirutai village visited the woman on Thursday with foodstuffs.


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