The stylish pastor Robert Burale is a single dad and he is not ashamed of that fact. He has his daughter to share all the love and affection.
Burale, who got divorced from his wife six years ago, is a role model as to what fathers should be in an age where deadbeat dads are the order of the day.
Even though Burale did not lose his wife, he is still doing a good job and it is worth commending.
3. George Ikua
When the late Janet Kanini Ikua lost her life after a brave battle with cancer, the world came tumbling down for her hubby George Ikua and since then he has had to adjust by bringing up his kids on his own.
He is a brave man who is still mourning his departed wife but still taking care of his kids as a single man only with the help of relatives and close friends.
4. Dan Sonko
Dan lost his wife to complications after delivery, leaving behind a son who never got to know his mum. Dan Sonko, who is based in Mombasa, has taken charge of bringing up his two sons and he is doing so well.
His young son is now all grown up and their late mum Dru Sonko would be so proud to see how much of a good job her husband has done.
Its been a few years since Mombasa-based actor Dan Sonko lost his beautiful wife Dru Sonko after she developed complications during delivery.
Dan is still in mourning for the mother of her two sons, Darrell and Djibril,whom he is currently taking care of as a single dad with the help of his close family.
He took to his social media to recollect all the good times they had, adding that in 10 days from now they would be marking six years in marriage
“You have been on my mind quite a bit this week…. The Highs and Lows The Adventures The Fights and Make Ups The Smiles and Tears The Wins and Losses
We are 10 Days away from what would have been our 6th Anniversary. Our journey was short but it was full. I miss and celebrate you.
Even as we journey on through life, you forever dwell in our hearts. Your memories live on. Keep soaring!You have been on my mind quite a bit this week…. The Highs and Lows The Adventures The Fights and Make Ups The Smiles and Tears The Wins and Losses
We are 10 Days away from what would have been our 6th Anniversary. Our journey was short but it was full.I miss and celebrate you. Even as we journey on through life, you forever dwell in our hearts. Your memories live on. Keep soaring!”
He further went on to share a video of him and Dru before her death as they were enjoying some time on the beach. According to Dan having such videos that had captured their memories together gives him the strength to go on.
“One more memory for today…. The one time I was not able to keep up! 🏃🏽♀️………..🏃🏽♂️ You ran your heart out and even when you stood to wait for me to catch my breath and catch up, you were still looking fresh. 😍
Seeing this one actually explains some of my dreams….instances where I see you in the distance and try to run towards you but I never close the gap. Then before I wake up, I catch a glimpse of you smiling and clapping as if to cheer us on…. These memories keep me going…..Keep us going!💪💪💪#CelebratingDru#LoveConquersAll.”
Mombasa based actor Dan Sonko knows too well that one of the most meaningful things a parent can do is teaching children the power of prayer and not just the routine of prayer.
Being a widower, he knows too well that he together with his two sons Djibril and Darrell need God’s favour upon them after Dru Sonko who was both a wife and a mother died due to pregnancy related complications.
He took to his instagram page to declare this powerful prayer on his kids
“My prayer for you is that you grow to realise your dreams and reach your full potential. In your journey towards it, I pray for provision, steady growth, good health and an environment that will ensure you thrive.”
Well while some fans took the time to celebrate Dan and bless the boys some could only notice how cute the boys are with some wishing inwardly to have them for son-in-laws some day but watajua hawajui.
Here are some of their comments
carolemashaLittle men growing to be the man you are! You are blessed @dansonko. Australia loves you big
wanjiku_lBless these two young kings. Much as we speak blessings into their lives, we speak blessings into yours. For God’s never ending love and grace to guide you to enable them to actualize their purpose
terryy2014Too cute.God bless you boys.
w.magotiAwww they are so cute
ciranderituThey are soooooooòooooooooooo cute 😍😍😍😍😍
joeanm2002Amen…not many men know the value of deep understanding of many issues
cooltotozYou are a wonderful dad to such adorable kids
staicybecksYour babies are just so adorable! You are blessed. And they are blessed too! And you are doing a great job raising them to be all the Kings they are born to be! And they have the best role model of “Kingship”! #keepdoingyou
keshippDarrell can model 😍😍 the sweetest chumby Djibril will win souls
Weeks after Dru was laid to rest, her husband, Dan Kinyanjui, came out to explain what really happened to his beautiful wife Dru in 2017
“On Saturday night, May 20, we arrived home at 10pm after an awesome evening at our pal’s, Michael Otieno, popularly known as DJ Lenium. We went to bed, but at 1am she woke up complaining of heartburn,” remembers Dan.
“She wanted to brush it off, but when she threw up, I immediately rushed her to Nyali Healthcare in Nyali, where we were ably assisted by Dr Kevin Kinyua, who then referred us to Aga Khan Hospital for admission.”
She was okay when they arrived at Aga Khan, and even got out of the car unassisted. She sat on the wheelchair and was wheeled to the maternity wing as Dan sorted out the admissions paperwork.
While at admissions, Dan heard the four words that would forever change the course of his life and that of his two sons.
“Maternity Wing, Code Purple!” someone bellowed from down the corridor.
“I rushed there to find my Babe convulsing,” he says, using the affectionate name, Babe, to refer to his wife of six years. “She was in a fit and foaming, and once she was stabilized I signed the consent forms for her to go for emergency Caesarian section.”
Doctors told him the fit was indicative of high blood pressure complications during pregnancy, referred to in medical terms as eclampsia. If unmanaged, it could destroy the liver, kidneys and even the brain.
What Dru was going through was a severe complication of pre-eclampsia, a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually after the 20th week or the second half of pregnancy, or soon after their baby is delivered.
Dan took to his Instagram to interact with his fans in a questions and answer session and here are things you did not know about him
On another post during International Women’s Day, they each gave a heartfet message to their late wives.
Dan Sonko posted a picture of his wife on social media saying,
“It never too late to commemorate all Women. Its International Women’s Day today. A day to celebrate those who are ironically regarded as the weaker sex yet the strength they possess cannot be quantified. Women give life. Women are home makers. Women are leaders and Women are trendsetters. Hats Off to you all! #International women’s Day.”
Ted Josiah on the other hand said,
“On this special day for women I celebrate 🎊 two Empresses and one angel 👼🏼 up in heaven. I was lucky to meet an angel & to be loved unconditionally by her, i was lucky that she allowed me to become the father of her little #Empress. Anyone who knew@reginahkatar would tell you she would give you the biggest smile and the shirt off her back. I hope that more women will lobby harder for mothers health post birth and make sure more mothers see their children grow. Reginah you are ALWAYS LOVED DEEPLY DEARLY ETERNALLY 😘😘😘😘 look at our#GummyBear 🐻 she’s lighting up the world with that little candle you gave her! Watch over her please#MamaBearour angel.”
Dan Kinyajui better known as Dan Sonko has penned a beautiful message for his late wife Druscillah Walowe Mngoda who died 6 months ago during child birth.
Losing a loved one leaves a gaping hole in one’s heart. One that cannot be filled easily.
Dan wrote in a past Instagram post. “We are not even assured of the next hour, minute or second…. We live by faith and faith alone. We should be thankful and consider ourselves fortunate to be counted amongst the living. Each breath we take brings us closer to our last…. I lost half of me – half a year ago. My whole world collapsed. I was tossed into darkness
Confusion, Anger, Fear, Disappointment, Despair….these are what dominated me in an instant! I chose to stand in the Lord. I chose to hang on to the faith that we proclaimed.”
Dan who is known for his moving poetry has written a moving piece of art
Exactly 6 months ago on this date, our world took a downward spiral… From what was an awesome Saturday night with friends to having to rush to hospital at 1am… From bursting out in laughter over dinner to calling people in the dead of night overwhelmed by confusion, sadness and fear.
Here we are today…. #D1 is his usual happy self #D2 is growing at an unbelievably fast rate I need to make sure they progress well and that their growth is steady and consistent.
I have learnt more about managing a home in these past 6 months than I ever did. My Baby was a Superwoman. Women are Superheroes…..and my Mom must be their Head Coach!
There are moments where it is too much There are moments where loneliness dominates There are moments where I question God There are moments where I want to give up
This is not what we had planned This is not how this script was supposed to have played out This is not where we were supposed to be at this point in our lives.
Through it all, I choose to exalt His name. Through it all, I choose to #CelebrateDru Through it all, I choose to be the best I can be for my 2.
Life is not guaranteed. It is not in the longevity of life but rather the quality of life in that time that we have been given.
I thank God for you Babes. Our 4yrs 9months and 8days of Marriage and a couple more as Friends, Bestfriends, Prayer Partners, Lovers, Companions….. I cherish every moment – the lows n the highs, the fights n the make ups, the losses n the successes.
I can go on n on n on…. I miss you…. #CelebratingDru #MarriageWorks #LoveConquersAll