In many families, there is always a rich relative(s) who sometimes is never willing to lend a hand to struggling relatives no matter how strenuous their situations could be.
Discussing why some wealthy people choose not to help their financially struggling relatives, Olive Najjuma, the RX Radio Fatboy show presenter said occasionally, poor relatives want to take advantage of them.
“Some broke people tend to have an entitlement to other people’s money. You will have a brother in the village siring children everywhere because he does not believe in family planning. But when it is time to pay school fees, they come to you,” she said.
“You give them money to start a business, they squander it and come back for more,” she added
However, she recognized that some rich people deliberately refuse to help poor relatives because they want to keep the power and respect they command from family members to themselves.
“There are instances where people doing well in their family may not want to help others because it takes away their control. When you are rich, you are respected even by your parents. I have seen parents segregating among their children based on how much money they have even if they are young,” said Olive.
But according to Brenda, a participant in the show, sometimes wealthy people know their relatives' lifestyles well enough to help them.
“You could have a lazy sibling that even if you gave them money to start a business, it would not last more than three months. So it may not necessarily be about rich people wanting to maintain their power but because of their relatives’ behavioral patterns,” she said.
In cases where rich people do not use their connections to help their siblings or close relatives, Brenda said someone could be protective of their names and image in an organization. These relatives might end up spilling too much about the family that the other person may not be comfortable with.
She also said, “some are just selfish and fear that you may supersede them and not respect them. There is also worry that you will be able to have a say in your family meetings.”
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.