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Monday, June 1, 2020 – Fading media personality, Betty Kyallo, has narrated how she nearly lost her life in a grisly road accident while in high school.
While the sassy news anchor appears super confident and flawless to many, she has a scar on her shoulder that reminds her of the near death experience.
Although she has talked about the scar in the past, she has relived the traumatic experience on her Youtube channel.
The mother of two is keen to grow her Youtube channel after she was fired from K24 where she was earning a mouth-watering Ksh 900K a month.
“I was in Form Three when I was hit by a mat near Railways bus terminus (at the CBD).
“I fell under it and it was still moving.
“It dragged me on the tarmac road and skin on the side of the face peeled off,” Kyalo recounted.
“I broke my jaws, ribs collar bone, my legs were severely injured and my lungs were affected too.
“I underwent seven surgeries to correct everything. I thank God because these scars always remind me that I defeated something.”
“I would cover myself with a scarf to hide the scars. At times I would wear a pull neck even when it was too hot because I was embarrassed of the scar. I hated it,” she said.
“When I started my job at KTN, I used to be so cautious. I didn’t want my boss to see the scar and deny me a job because I thought it is all about looks but it isn’t. It is about hard work.
“After sometime I gained courage and started embracing it.
“All of us have scars and some are inside our hearts… don’t feel ashamed,” she said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.