I sent N2.6m to my mum to save for me while I was working abroad, but I returned to meet only N19k
A Kenyan man has expressed disappointment at his mother following his claim to have given her a huge amount of money to keep for him while he was working overseas.
Anthony Okamari, said he was very disappointed and angry that his mother lavished the money which he sent for her while toiling in a foreign country.
According to the young man, he had sent about N2.6 million ($6400) for her to save for him only to find out upon his return that there was only N19,000 ($46) left out of the money.
Speaking to Tuco.co.ke, e further narrated how he had secured a good job in 2018 at a construction company in Qatar through the help of his elder brother, who already lived in the Middle-Eastern country.
Anthony, who is yet to recover from the shock as he struggles daily to get his life back on track, said that while in Doha, Qatar he used to send about 83% of his earnings to his mother with the instruction that she opens a savings account and keep the money for him till he returns.
He did that for about two years, saying that his plans was to use the money which he had been sending to build a house and marry a wife when he returns home, and he was full of hope that his dreams would soon materialize.
Unfortunately when things became hard, the company where he worked closed down, letting off all their employees due to inability to pay them and Anthony’s attempt to find another job before his work permit expired was not successful.
Though he never got enough money as he would have wanted, he had no option than to return to his homeland thinking the money he has been sending for his mother to save would help him start up a new life in Kenya.
He was surprised when his mother told him that the money he has been sending was being used to solve family problems during a difficult time.
Also, he was told that a bigger percentage of the money was used to pay school fees for his sister’s children.
With no money or place to stay, he and his girlfriend were forced to move into his brother’s one-bedroom house located another town.
The young man narrated how he has been passing through difficulties with his sibling, who kept urging him to get a job, move out of the house or go back to the village.
His girlfriend was embarrassed by the news and she had to leave after his sibling sat them down to asked what their plans were in life.
Anthony now hopes one day he will be able to move on with his life and leave behind the disappointment he got from his mother, whom he trusted so much after years of toiling in a foreign country.