In a span of 2 years Mercy Atis lost her mother and beloved brother and she felt as if it was the end of the world for her. Luckily, she was awarded a full scholarship to go study in the United States of America.
She landed in the States when it was summer time, and her first culture shock was their dressing as everyone wore extremely short shorts and fitting tank tops. This was in a very white state and discrimination was very prevalent. To her dismay the scholarship was a scam and instead of studying she was forced to sell books and loved in a church.
A lady rescued her from that life but after a short while they had a disagreement and she was kicked out. After this she moved from state to state chasing big dreams. In retrospect this was her greatest undoing.
At one point she became homeless and she moved to California where she was introduced to Strip Dancing. Mercy says here she could make over $4000 a night but this was not enough. She then moved to Las Vegas where she was introduced to high end prostitution. Needless to say by this time she had already dropped out of school.
Mercy volunteered with the Obama campaign and rubbed shoulders with celebrities including Snoop Soup, Alicia Keys, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. Instead of asking for help she lied to t that she was a Kenyan Film producer. In retrospect that was her greatest undoing.
Eventually Mercy was arrested and reported after committing arson. She was jailed for 18 months in a country Jail, after this she went to trial was found guilty of Arson and was sentenced to 5 years in jail. She was deported and landed in Kenya utterly broke. She couldn’t even afford to buy a Banana with 10 Ksh.s in and rented a house with 800 Ksh.s.