Bahati Bukuku:I carried my son’s dead body to Daladala after running out of money
Bahati Bukuku is a veteran singer of Onjili songs in Tanzania who has narrated how he had to carry his son’s dead body in a wheelchair.
Bahati says she lost her child after several miscarriages, an issue that her ex-husband, Daniel Basila, could not tolerate and caused her marriage to break up.
Fortune says; “After giving birth, my child died after being admitted to the hospital for a while, I tried to call my ex-husband, but he did not answer my calls.”
Bahati says the doctors were urging him to pay the bill before allowing him to take his son’s body where the bill was more than one million shillings.
“I didn’t have money to pay the bills, so I told the doctor to give me my child’s body or bury it myself,” says Bahati.
Bahati says that she was given the body of her child, but she was unable to transport it due to lack of money to rent a car, so she had to use a rickshaw to transport the body.
Bahati says she made those efforts on her own while her ex-husband was busy with his affairs.
“That incident made me try to kill myself, including drinking poison and causing me to hate all men at that time, I even stopped my singing service, I knew it was the end of me, but thanks to my sister, Jenipher Mgendi, she gave me strength and held my hand and I stood up again and was loved by Tanzanians until today I am happy again,” concludes Bahati.