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Car of Milwaukee mother of six burned during overnight unrest

Posted at 8:39 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 23:05:19-04

MILWAUKEE — On Saturday as peaceful protest filled the streets of Milwaukee, Kenya Moseby was spending a much needed day with her family.

"We spent the whole day at Stonefire. It was me my children, and I did my cousin and her daughter. I treated everyone because you know we needed to get out the house," says Kenya, single mother of six.

Returning home, looking forward to Sunday, Kenya would have never guessed what was about to happen.

"About 1:08 my daughter comes down and says, there's a fire in the alley. When I got up the fire was my truck," said Kenya.

As Kenya and her family tried to put out the flames, officers emerged from the streets.

"Officers started to come from all other ways and they told us to get back because it was going to explode. Then it just went up," said Kenya.

Kenya lost not just a truck but her ID, money, and gifts from the family outing. Yet, she can still find compassion.

"I understand that people are upset because of what's going on and I respect that," said Kenya.

But she asks those who choose to harm, realize the impact of their actions, and the extent one lost car can have.

"You hurt me, but you guys hurt my children way more. I'm trying my hardest not to allow circumstances to get the best of me," said Kenya.

In that spirit, Kenya holds on to two items that made it out of the car fire; a mask and a one-dollar bill she traded a homeless man for in exchange for a ten-dollar bill.

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil. That is made of plastic, the letters are. That mask remained whole. I took that as God saying that everything is going to be okay. Everything happens for a reason. That reason I'm not sure. But I'm going to continue to push because all I can do is pray and continue to move forward," said Kenya.

If you would like to help Kenya she has set up a GoFundMe for her family.

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