Father’s day in heaven! Kenyan celebs who won’t be celebrating fathers day with their dads

As the world celebrates fathers day we take a look at celebrities who have lost their dads in the past years.

These celebrities will not have the pleasure of having their dads with them on this great day.

1. Kambua

Gospel singer Kambua Mathu lost her dad, Professor Manundu in 2014.

kambua and her dad

Professor Manundu was the owner of Tabibu Cures International and had a weekly Sunday morning show on NTV which he used to give health advice.

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2. Daddy Owen

Owens father passed away after a sudden cardiac arrest in October 2017.

News about Mzee Mwatia’s death was first shared by singer Daddy Owen, through a statement sent to close friends and relatives.

‘I pray this finds you well, it’s with sadness to inform you that we lost our dad on Saturday night due to a sudden cardiac arrest at our rural home.

daddy-Owen-and-dad(1)

It is, therefore, my honor to invite you to a thanksgiving service this Thursday, 12th Oct at the NPC Valley RD 5-7PM.

Keep us in your,’’ read Daddy Owen’s statement. 

3. Timeless Noel

Citizen Television presenter Timeless Noel lost his father months ago at a Kisumu hospital.

Until his death, Mr Noel’s father had been in a coma and admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Timeless Noel
Timeless Noel and his late dad

4. DJ Kalonje

The celebrated spinmaster lost his father following a long illness .

The Kenyan Mix Masters Entertainment’s DJ eulogised his father as an astute man who taught him valuable lessons in life.

“Dear dad, I just want to thank you for everything, you raised us on one principle, love is the answer.

It’s with disbelief and sorry I say goodbye to you. May you rest well. I will take care of Mum for you. Till we meet again,” his post read.

DK Kalonje and his late dad
DK Kalonje and his late dad

5. Sonko

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko lost his dad in 2015 after a longillness.

Sonko had earlier asked Kenyans to pray for his dad before his untimely death.

GOD heal my Dad and all the patients admitted in different hospitals countrywide in the mighty name of JESUS,” Mike Sonko shared earlier.

sonko father post

Not long after that he shared news of his father’s death.

“Dear Kenyans and watu wangu nyote in general I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers during my Dad’s sickness.

We all loved him but GOD loved him more than us. Mzee has just left us.”

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‘Losing my mother, Princess Diana, was pain like no other,’ Prince William opens up

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken with aching honesty about the loss of his mother, calling it a ‘pain like no other’.

Prince William told how it affected his work as an air ambulance pilot, which saw him confronted by loss on a daily basis.

Pressure is something I have grown up with.I have lived in this forever.

Having come from the military  where emotions have to be pushed to the other side.

You  deal with families who are having the worst news (death of a loved one)  they could ever have.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a boy at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

It leaves you with a depressing feeling of ‘death is every where I go’ and it can be a very big burden to carry and feel.

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During a doumentary interview with BBC, presenter Dan Walker asks the father-of-three about the importance of such discussions – particularly in light of the death of the princess.

William says

I think when you are bereaved at a very young age… you feel pain like no other pain.

And you know that in your life it’s going to be very difficult to come across something that’s going to be an even worse pain than that.

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‘I was set to get married to Ruge before his death’ cries Nandy

Tanzanian artiste Nandy has confessed that she had a close relationship with businessman and media boss Ruge Mutahaba.

Ruge died in March this year leaving behind children he had had from a previous relationship.

In an interview with AYO TV, the Ninogeshe hit maker – confessed that she dated the media boss for three years

We did not put it out in the public because we did not want social media to dictate our lives.

However everyone else in the company and our parents knew we were dating.

We were trying to build our personal lives.

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Nandy
Nandy

Nandy continued,

He loved his family and he loved his children. He had no reason to have me meet the mothers to his children and that is why I never did.

We started living together after I finished building for my mum a house…Even then, we both had our privacy.

On being asked whether she still has messages she shared with Ruge, Nandy revealed,

I still have his messages on my phone because I do not know when I will get over the memories we created.

Ruge and I were to get married in March and we had planned everything including how many babies we wanted to have together.

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‘My workout regimen left me paralyzed,’ reveals Evelyn Wanjiru

Gospel artiste Evelyn Wanjiru has advised fellow Kenyans who are trying to lose weight to be careful with their spine when using a roller.

This is after her quest for a ‘perfect body’ left her paralyzed and hospitalized for an year.

According to her, the need to fit in with her peers is what pushed her into exerting herself to a point her body gave in.

Evelyn reveals that the stress of her dad’s death and peer pressure led her down a dark hole.

I lost my dad in 2006 and after that I got stressed because I saw the pressure my mum was under raising  five kids alone.

I started getting stress in school because my mother was struggling to pay my fee.

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Evelyn Wanjiru

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The gospel star adds,

I tried to cut weight by using a roller at only age 16 because I wanted to fit in. My legs ended up becoming paralyzed.

I used to read the bible while in hospital but I still felt like my life had reached the end because I could not do anything for myself.

Evelyn Wanjiru

In conclusion she advises,

If you use the roller in the wrong way it can kill your nerves and what happened is that all my back nerves died.

I had to undergo physiotherapy because I was ill for an year.It was a miracle.That is why I did my song ‘Waweza’.

According to CNN, there are dangerous exercises that are likely to cause spine injury.

Lat pull-downs (behind the head)

The lat pull-down places a lot of stress on the anterior joint capsule of the shoulder and can eventually lead to impingement or even rotator cuff tears,” says Jessica Malpelli, a Florida Orthopedic

The kettlebell swing

If performed incorrectly, the repetitive swinging motion could result in rotator cuff injury and/or inflammation of other structures in the shoulder.
The Romanian dead lift

If performed correctly, it’s a great exercise for the back and hips. However, dead lifts are one of the easiest ways to hurt your back

The overhead squat

Lifting anything overhead is challenging to your body, and even more so to the nervous system.

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Former President Daniel Moi’s son Jonathan is dead -Statement

The family of former President Daniel Arap Moi has asked Kenyans to respect the family’s privacy as they mourn their son Jonathan Toroitich.

Through Moi’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru on phone the family has said ‘the family wants Kenyans to respect the family’s privacy during the the mourning period.

It was not immediately clear what caused the death of Jonathan who was a former rally driver.

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The deceased’s younger brother and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi  in a statement said his brother will be remembered for being daring.

Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter.

He was amiable, social and down – to – earth and industrious human being.

The family said that they will issue a detailed statement tomorrow on the way forward.Adding that

We are distraught as family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately.
We will continue to inform Kenyans on need basis and further arrangements.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui in a statement consoled Moi’s family.

“It is with great sadness and grief that we have learnt of the demise of Jonathan Toroitich Moi.

I express my condolence to former President Daniel Moi, family and friends. May the almighty God
grant them strength during this time of grief,”

He added that Toroitich will be remembered as a great sportsman. He was one of Kenya’s leading rally drivers, and was also a farmer.May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace,” said the Governor.

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Tragic: Bride dies on honeymoon just six days after wedding

The devastated family of a bride who died six days after her wedding have revealed their pain at still not knowing what happened to her.

Nicola Spencer, 42, project coordinator for charity the Shelter Project Hounslow, left the UK for the Canary Islands on September 11 last year and died two days later.

Nicola on her wedding day. She dedicated her life to helping others and was a project coordinator for charity Shelter Project Hounslow, which looks after homeless men during the winter

She had been married to her childhood sweetheart Jason Nicholls, who she first met at school when she was 15, for just six days.

Her daughter Rebecca Jones, 23, from Hatton Cross, London, told MailOnline that Nicola was feeling under the weather the morning she left London for Fuerteventura, but assumed it was nothing serious.

Nicola Spemcer, 42, from London on her wedding day to Jason. The pair met when they were 15 and Nicola had once told a friend she would one day marry Jason. After being separated for a while, the couple reunited 10 years ago and got married on 8th September 2018

The assistant manager, who works for a jeweller, is still looking for answers as she copes with her grief and honours her mother’s memory.

On the morning of September 11, Nicola said she wasn’t feeling well but sent a picture to her children and went on with the trip.

‘That afternoon she started to bring up blood and visited the local clinic, where she was told she was dehydrated and had a urine infection,’ said Rebecca.

Nicola was put on an IV drip for a few hours and went home for the evening once she felt better.

On the morning of Wednesday 12th, Nicola felt better and told her family she would be getting some sun. But later in the afternoon, she felt poorly again.

-Dailymail

‘Were you just waiting to see my son?” Bridget Achieng mourns her mother

Former Nairobi D actress Bridget Achieng is mourning the death of her mother just weeks after she welcomed her son Sekani.

Taking to social media to announce the sad news Bridget mourned her mum by questioning if she had hanged around just to be able to see her grandson.

“It is with deep sorrow and extensive heart ache that i must accept the will of God. Dear Mama, Rest in Power. Truly heavy news to me and my family. Love you Mama Queen of my Heart
It is well… mum is like you where waiting to just see sekani?😭😭😭😭😭😭”

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Bridget Achieng's mum

Below are condolence messages form her fans during this difficult time

m_mtanda:My heartfelt condolences to you and your family .may Mama’s soul rest in peace

 

princessimanigatobu:😢😢😢😢 ohh no sorry @bridgetachieng May mom rest in peace. Take heart mamie

_lil_lisamarie:Oh no! This is so sad. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this period.

juliet_kawii:Hugs mami. My condolences to you and your family.

 

achy_samantha:My sincere condolences she is in a better place.. May you find comfort in psalms 139…let God be in control.. He is with you all the way.. May her soul rest in peace

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Raw meat chocks man to death in Kisii

A man from Birongo village of Sameta Sub County in Kisii County was choked to death by a piece of meat on the eve of the New Year.

The victim Osoro Oirere allegedly choked after feasting on a chunk of raw meat on the eve of the New Year while at his home after claiming he was too hungry to be patient for the meat to cook properly.

Area Chief Linus Choka confirmed the incident to KNA today and said that frantic efforts made to save the victim after he was rushed to Getonto dispensary proved futile when he was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to Oginga Oirere, a brother to the deceased, the man’s wife was not at home when the incident happened and he only got to know of the emergency when his brother rushed to his home for help.

“My late brother rushed to my home pointing towards his throat that was swollen at the time and first aid efforts both at home and at Gentonto dispensary to save his life were futile.

The body of the deceased was later taken to Lenmek hospital mortuary for preservation pending funeral arrangements.

Chief Choka appealed to area residents to be cultured and exercise good table manners while eating cautioning that unhealthy eating habits may lead to unnecessary calamities.

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Police investigate drowning of a 24 year old man in a hotel swimming pool

Police in Runyenjes are investigating the drowning of a 24 year- old man in a hotel’s swimming pool over the weekend.

Sources say Dennis Gitonga was in the company of his friends at Thuci river lodge had gone swimming when the incident happened on Saturday.

Embu east OCPD Peter Thenya said the boy was rescued from the pool by his colleagues after the hotel failed to provide a life saver guide.

John Kariuki said that those who were swimming with the deceased stumbled on his body in the pool.

Kariuki revealed that the hotel failed to provide a vehicle to rush Gitonga to hospital.

“The hotel management lacked any kind of means to save his life, they were calling for a motorcycle from the nearby Kathagere market when a well wisher offered her vehicle,” he said.

Linet Murugi, another witness, noted that the pool was dirty hence making it hard to rescue the deceased.

She hinted that the hotel staff were using a rake to dig through mud that had settled at the base of the pool trying to rescue the merry maker.

Friends, relatives and family are yet to come to terms with the man’s death which according to his father, Michael Muriithi, could have been avoided.

The family is calling on the police to fast track investigations and ensure that justice is served.

The teary father blamed the hotel management over his son’s death saying the facility did not have a swimming expert who would have saved his from drowning.

In December 2016 a 14 year old teenager drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Embu town.

-Martin Rwamba

Teen girl beaten to death by 16-year-old boy who then had s3x with her corpse

A 14-year-old girl who was allegedly battered to death by a 16-year-old boy with a hammer was ‘told not to meet him’ by a friend’s aunt because ‘you don’t know what weirdos are out there’, a court heard.

Viktorija Sokolova’s half-naked body was found propped up on a bench at a pavilion known in West Park, Wolverhampton, in April.

The 14-year-old had been subjected to a ‘ferocious’ hammer attack during which she was struck at least 21 times and had her skull smashed in and spine ‘snapped in two’.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has gone on trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court accused of murdering the schoolgirl.

He is also charged with raping the Lithuanian youngster and having sex with her dead body.

Dailymail
Dailymail

Today the court heard a police interview with a 13-year-old friend of Viktorija, who told officers how the teenager had planned to move to London the day after the attack.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also claimed Viktorija had arranged a midnight rendezvous with defendant, who called himself ‘Lazy Cho’.

She said: ‘The person [Lazy Cho] asked to meet Viktorija at midnight – she said yes but you can see from the texts he was asking to meet her for ages.

‘She told us that she was going to London the next day to get away from Wolverhampton.

‘She did not give a reason she just said I’m going to London for a few months.

‘She said that boy had asked to meet her in West Park at midnight, we just looked at each other – that was really late but I thought nothing of it.

‘She just said he was a mate and did not tell us anything.’

The girl added: ‘Viktorija was with my friend, she was meant to go at 8pm but stayed to 10pm.

‘Her [friend’s] aunt told her to not walk through the park because it is “unsafe and you don’t know what weirdos are out there”.

‘She did not want people to know who she was meeting.

‘We were going to go out on Friday, then they found a body and we knew she went though West Park, she was not answering her messages and calls.

‘I saw it was a teenage girl. I had a feeling it was her

‘I had a text from my friend, she had called me loads – I spoke to her and she said that body was Viktorija’s.

‘My friend had access to Viktorija’s Facebook as it was on her phone – and it showed she was talking to this boy [Lazy Cho].

‘His name was not a proper name.

-Dailymail

Police holding varsity student over death of a casual laborer in Mai Mahiu

Police in Naivasha are holding a university student over the death of a casual laborer in Mai Mahiu trading center a week ago.

The suspect from St Paul University was arrested following an incident where the laborer died after he was attacked by a group of mob for allegedly robbing the student two years ago.

Trouble started after the student spotted the suspect in a bar in the town and raised an alarm with members of the public attacking the suspect.

A witness Jamleck Kiboi said that the suspect robbed the students two years ago and had been in hiding for the period before he visited the town last week.

“The student on spotting the suspect and with the help of members of the public attacked him and he was seriously beaten before police came to his rescue,” he said.

However the suspect died two days later while undergoing treatment and incriminated the student as the suspect who had planned the attack.

“The police arrested the student a day after the death and they are accusing him for the death of the suspect,” he said.

A senior police officer confirmed the arrest adding that the student would be arraigned in court facing murder charges.

“Before the suspect died, he pointed out the student as the person who led the attack in the bar and he has since been arrested,” he said.

Meanwhile, a middle aged driver died on the spot after a lorry he was driving rammed into the rear of another lorry along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

During the midnight incident near Delamere farm in Naivasha, two occupants of the front lorry escaped unscathed although all the vehicles were extensively damaged.

The driver of the trailer according to witnesses was to blame as he was in high speed when the accident occurred.

A witness Simon Mwathi said that all vehicles were heading to Nakuru from Naivasha when the trailer rammed into the lorry that was ferrying construction materials.

“The driver of the trailer was in his speed when he hit the lorry from the rear and died on the spot,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that the body had been collected and taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary and an inquest file opened up.

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Police arrest woman who stabbed husband to death in Eldoret

Police in Eldoret have arrested a 26 year old woman who stabbed to death his husband and was found carrying the body last night in a sack in an attempt to dump it.
Eldoret West OCPD, Zachary Bitok, said the woman identified as Melissa Muhindi was found carrying the body of Geoffrey Matsheshe within Kamkunji Estate after the killing.

 

Bitok said the deceased was a newspaper vendor in the town and the body had been taken to a morgue as investigations continue.
-Mathews Ndanyi

Teen stabs friend to death during an argument in front of her mother

Nylah Lightfoot of Fort Worth, Texas was stabbed in the chest and neck when she went to pick up her clothes from her friend’s home on Tuesday.

The victim’s mother Anntoinette Carter claims that the mother of the suspect stood by and watched the altercation between the two girls unfold, without stepping in.

Carter says her daughter Nylah and the suspect were ‘on-and-off friends’.

She added that Nylah asked if the suspect could sleepover, to which Carter said no, according to The Star-Telegram.

Then the suspect asked Nylah to come over and retrieve clothes she had swapped with the teen.

Then the two got into an altercation at the Fort Worth apartment complex and things turned deadly.

Police responded to a call around 3:30am early Tuesday morning.

The little girl was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for her neck and chest wounds where she was pronounced dead, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office says.

The 13-year-old suspect, who has not been named due to her age, was arrested Wednesday according to Fort Worth Police spokesman Bradley Perez.

She is held in custody pending trial in the killing of Nylah, as ordered by State District Judge Timothy Menikos.

-Dailymail

Life Well Lived: World’s ‘oldest person’ dies at 117

A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world’s oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said.

She was 117.

Nabi Tajima, born in 1900, died from old age at a hospital on her native southwestern island of Kikaijima, Kyodo said.

Guinness World Records had been conducting research with a view to certifying Tajima as the oldest person alive after the previous record holder, Violet Brown of Jamaica, died last year at 117, Kyodo said.

The organisation recognised a 112-year-old Japanese man, Masazo Nonaka, as the world’s oldest man earlier this month.

In Japan, the number of centenarians totalled 67,824 last year, government data shows, up sharply from 153 in 1963.

-Reuters

Voi Woman Kills Her 7 Days Old Baby After Disagreement With Husband

Police in Voi, Taita Taveta Couinty have arrested a woman who allegedly killed her seven-days old baby boy following a domestic violence.

Taita Taveta County police commander Fredrick Ochieng said, Esther Wanjala, 27, caused the death of her son namely Thomas Mwakio by suffocating him following a disagreement with her husband at their home in Dambi village, Sagalla location.

He said the Friday incident was reported to police by a village elder.

“Police visited the scene and confirmed the incident. The body of the deceased baby boy is lying at Moi county referral hospital mortuary at Voi awaiting postmortem examination.” He said.

“The mother was arrested and will soon appear in court to answer the charge.” He added.

Mr Ochieng further urged young couples to seek marriage counseling and guidance from elders in case of a in order to arrive at an amicable solution to their domestic differences.

He said, “It’s my humble advice to young couples to always seek guidance from Marriage counselors, church elders, and village elders including parents of either spouse whenever they are confronted with any situation of conflict or domestic differences between them instead of resorting to domestic violence.”

-Solomon Muingi

Sad! Class 6 Pupil’s Body Found Dumped On The Roadside

The body of a 12-year-old boy was found yesterday morning in Nangoto village next to a road, two kilometres away from his home.

Meshak Nato, a standard six pupil, is from Mji village in Maraka ward, Webuye East. He went missing on Monday night.

The body had no physical injuries, but police suspected Nato was strangled. His clothes were nowhere to be seen.

Nato’s mother Margaret Simiyu said he went missing on Monday night, only for the family to be informed the following morning that he was dead. Neighbour Bernard Konya said he suspects Nato was a victim of a long-running family dispute.

He said the body was found outside the gate of a woman who was once married at his home, but was later divorced.

Police have launched investigations and said they will do “all we can to arrest the boy’s killers”.

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Bungoma East police boss Zachaeus Ng’eno said postmortem results will give more details about the death.

Simiyu said, “We had prepared the evening meal. We ate together as a family.  In fact, he was the one who bought the vegetables that we ate from the market.

“After the meal, he took soap and said he wanted to wash his school shirt.”

That was the last time she saw him. Simiyu thought Nato would go to bed once he was done with the washing.

When she woke up at midnight, Nato was not in the house. She called out his name, but he did not respond.

“I then went to my mother-in-law’s house. A young boy who stays with her said Nato had been picked up by some people at night,” Simiyu told journalists.

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The distraught mother said she received a text message in the morning informing her to “come and pick up your son’s body”.

She almost fainted, as Nato was her favourite child.

Simiyu said she had great hopes in Nato and cannot come to terms with his untimely demise.

Her plans for Nato have been brought to a halt. A dream has been shattered at the wicked hands of unknown assailants.

The mother struggled to find her voice and was overwhlemed by emotions.

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Uriri Man Commits Suicide In His First Wife’s House After Second Wife Ditched Him

A jilted man from Piny Owacho village in Uriri sub-county committed suicide in his first wife’s house after his second wife left him.

Eric Odii was pronounced dead after his family rushed him to the hospital on Friday evening.

He consumed the poison after prolonged marital squabbles.

Landi Oganyo, the deceased’s brother, said the man confessed to drinking poison when they found him complaining of stomach ache.

He said Odii refused to tell them which poison he had consumed.

The family said the man has been traumatised since his second wife ran away.

“He took lunch at Rapogi center before he committed suicide in his first wife’s house,” Oganyo said.

The previous day, the jilted man tried to follow his wife to their home in Suna West sub-county and was distressed after being told his wife had left for Nairobi.

Area assistant chief Juliet Atieno said the first wife found the cup which Odii used to drink the poisonous substance.

The body was taken to Rapcom hospital mortuary as investigations into the death continue.

-The Star|MANUEL ODENY

‘She’s Not My Daughter!’ CS Mwangi Kiunjuri Denies Moi Girls Arson Suspect Is His Daughter

Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, Mwangi Kiunjuri has come out to deny rumors that he is the father to the 14-year-old form one student who is believed to have started a fire that killed 10 students at Moi Girls High School in Early September.

According to Kiunjuri, there have been rumors that he could actually be the girl’s biological father. The CS took to his official Facebook page to denounce the rumors terming them as ‘totally false, ill-intentioned and hurtful’

Read his post below.

I have been aware of this totally false, ill-intentioned and hurtful rumour that the girl who is alleged to have burnt the Moi Girls domitory is my daughter. She is not.

I have never had a daughter in that school. It is cruel to the families that lost loved ones to create these kinds of unfounded rumours when their wounds are still this raw. It is hurtful too for the family whose daughter is now being called my daughter.
Let it be known that she’s not my daughter.

The cowardly anonymous originator of this rumour should apologise to the affected families and desist from publishing this or any other unfounded malicious stories.
May the girls who lost their lives rest in perfect peace.

kiunjuri