Executed OFW's final wish: "Take care of my children"
"Magpapaalam ako. Kuya, huwag mong pabayaan dalawang anak ko, bukas bibitayin na ako. Yun lang mahihingi ko sa iyo."
She cared about her children the most. According to the brother of Jakatia Pawa, the OFW and mother-of-two who was executed in Kuwait for allegedly killing her employer's daughter, her sister always thought about her children until the end.
Her brother, Gary, shares, "Sana mabigyan ng gobyerno ng scholarships ang mga bata dahil wala nang nanay, wala nang tatay."
According to him, Jakatia leaves behind 2 children, aged 16 and 18, and said that the children might not even be aware of what happened to their beloved mother.
"I-explain ko na lang siguro sa kanila. Tanggapin na nating ganyan talaga. Nakaguhit na siguro sa kapalaran ng nanay ninyo, tanggapin na natin," he adds.
Jakatia's husband was also reported to have been killed because of a crime. The brothers are now currently staying with their uncle's family.
They still haven't told Jakatia's mother, who is now 90, about her demise.
"Masakit, dahil pagtapos ko magdasal ng umaga siya po ang tumawag. Napaiyak na lang ako sa sinabi niya," Gary recalls his last conversation with his sister.
He added that she was a very good sibling to them.
Her family is hoping that the authorities in Kuwait will bury her according to Islamic rites, since their faith dictates that the body should be buried within a day after death.
Until the end, Jakatia has maintained her innocence. She had been arrested and convicted back in 2007 for allegedly killing her employer's daughter while she was sleeping.
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