He Defiled Me When I Was Only 9 - Bridget Achieng

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By  | Mar 30, 2021, 08:09 AM  | Top of The

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On Monday, March 29, Kenya socialite Bridget Achieng went on social media to call out those who justify rape as well as calling to a stop to rape culture in Kenya.

In a video posted on social media, Bridget strongly rebukes the rape culture in the country. From her emotions, you would tell she was talking about an issue close to her heart.

In the 49-minute video, she asked men to stop taking advantage of young girls because of their money. While addressing the matter, Bridget recounts how gospel artist Ringtone Apoko took advantage of her.
Socialite Bridget Achieng'. Photo Instagram

Bridget Achieng accused Ringtone of raping her about seven years ago.

Bridget claimed that the singer invited her to his house in Westlands somewhere around between 2013 and 2014. Knowing that Ringtone could help her with her singing career, she accepted the invite.

During the invite, Bridget claimed that the gospel artist sexually abused her. Threatening him with a lawsuit, the socialite said the singer told her that she could take him nowhere for he was rich.

Ringtone took advantage of me seven years ago and told me I cannot do anything even if I go to the police because I do not have money,” Bridget claimed.

The alleged encounter with Ringtone is not however the first time the socialite is claiming to be abused sexually.
Bridget accuses Ringtone Apoko of raping her. Photo: Courtesy

Back in 2018, the former Nairobi Diaries actress claimed that her uncle started defiling her when she was 9 years and stopped when she was 12.

According to her, no one could come to her help at the time as her father had died and her mother was busy with work and taking care of her siblings.

“When I was 12 my father passed away and I was left with my uncle who used to molest me when I was a kid. When I cried for help, no one could hear me because my mum used to come home late when she was very tired and she didn’t have time because of the younger kids,” she said in a post.
Bridge says her uncle begun raping her at the age of 9. Photo: Instagram

With such a history of sexual assault from a younger age to adult life. You can only imagine what the socialite has gone through.

Bridget is however just a fraction of several other celebrities who have come out to speak about being sexually assaulted within and outside the entertainment industry.

Some of the other celebrities who have been sexually assaulted include Wahu Kagwi, Lupita Nyong'o, Adelle Anyango, Ann Mbaru, and Brenda Obath among many others.
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