Roseline ‘Rosie’ Atieno, a beloved Kenyan nanny, recently captured the hearts of many with her emotional farewell to the children she cared for in Lebanon.
Roseline sat down for a frank discussion with Pancras Karema, the head of Expeditions Maasai Safaris, opening up about the events surrounding her emotional outburst. Hailing from Siaya County, she eagerly reveals that she had gone without seeing her children for a stretch of two years. This prolonged separation from her loved ones explains her mixed and intense reaction during their long-awaited reunion.
Moreover, Roseline shares her personal story regarding the events that prompted her departure from her homeland and separation from her three children in 2021. She recounts the arduous choice she made to leave a marriage that had proven futile to seek better opportunities for her cherished children. This unwavering determination propelled her on a transformative expedition to Lebanon. In essence, Roseline’s story is a testament to the sacrifices and emotional complexities that come with being a caregiver far away from home. Her tearful farewell serves as a poignant reminder of the deep-seated connections formed between caregivers and the children they nurture, even amidst the most formidable circumstances.
In pursuit of a brighter future for her children, Roseline chose to embark on a journey to an unfamiliar destination. Despite her initial reservations, she prayed for a compassionate family, and her prayers were answered when she encountered them at the airport. The immediate bond she shared with the children and their mother warmed her heart. Roseline praises them as esteemed individuals known for their artistic endeavours in Lebanon. Roseline cherishes the moments she spent with the children, as they filled the void left by her kids, and she developed a deep affection for them.
She found a welcoming home in Lebanon where the family she worked for valued her for who she truly was. She felt right at home, so much so, that she now extends an invitation to the Lebanese family to visit her in Kenya and meet her children. Roseline intends to return to Lebanon at some point in the future, but for now, she is focusing on continuing to work with the family until the children are a bit older.