Diana Marua hit rock bottom when she was only 20 years old.
From financial struggles to losing their mother, Diana decided the only way to stop suffering was to end her life. Through her YouTube channel, Diana shed more light on the darkest times in her life.
“My dad had lost his job, my mum had passed away, my small sister was joining form one at the time and nothing was working out right. The landlord even evicted us from our house and threw our belongings outside. During that time, I was also in University and getting school fees was a nightmare,” Bahati’s wife said.
Diana was the firstborn in her family. The second-born had run away from home and the youngest had joined form one at Moi girls High school.
To make matters worse, Diana’s education in college was cut short. They were allowed entry into Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) using smart-cards and she could not afford fees to acquire one.
The semester came to an end and she had not attended any classes.
“Getting finances was the biggest problem. I tried to borrow smart-cards from my classmates so I could sit for the exams to avoid repeating the semester. I didn’t finish school,” Diana Marua said.
That’s when she gave up completely. She wrote a suicide note addressed to her sister in Moi Girls High School. In the letter which was 3 pages long, Diana apologized for not being the best big sister.
Armed with a rosary in one hand, Diana made her way to the railway tracks to wait for an oncoming train.
“I decided to stand in the middle of a railway line while holding a rosary in one hand. I did not know which direction the train was coming from and just wanted to close my eyes, get hit and open my eyes again in heaven,” the mother of three said.
However, Diana did not reveal what made her change her mind and turn away from suicide. She encouraged people not to give up when life becomes challenging and to turn to God for guidance and help.