Happy Fathers Day! Photos Of Kenyan Celebrities And Their Dads

Today the world marks international fathers day!

Fathers day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society and in line with that we are looking at a number of Kenyan celebrities and their loving dads, who are normally the unsung heroes in the society.

While most wait till they are in dire need of medical assistance or when they are deceased, a few Kenyan celebrities have never shied from celebrating their father figures both on and off social media, with others preferring to show off their mothers.

Below are a number of Kenyan celebrities who have introduced us to their loving fathers and who stand by them through thick and thin.

Kambua

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Celebrated singer Kambua Mathu lost her father almost four years ago but that has never stopped her from celebrating and honoring him.

Kambua’s father Professor Manundu who used to host a health show on NTV passed away in 2014.

One of her posts reads, I think of you often. Everyday. Sometimes with tears but more with a smile. I will never forget the day your heart stopped beating and mine continued to beat. I wanted mine to stop too. I felt like it did. But God in His wisdom saw it fit that I’d be here creating part of your legacy and more.

Wahu

 

 

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Wahu who turned into gospel music is wife to popular African-pop singer Nameless, and the two are the longest married couples in the Kenyan music industry with over a decade together.

Wahu went through the darkest time of her life when she lost her beloved dad, Mr.Kagwi, back in 2013, January 12th, though it was not clear what the cause of the death was.

 

Well, the singer has since accepted the loss and has been staying positive while taking care of her mother who has been widowed for 5 years now.

Grace Msalame

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Media personality, Grace Msalame lost her dad Tony Msalame, on May 28, 2010.

The veteran broadcaster-cum-comedian passed away after collapsing at his Shekki FM studios at his home in Nyali in Mombasa.

Mr. Msalame is fondly remembered for his radio quiz show Zum Zum kipindi cha kuongeza maarifa on KBC that he co-hosted with Tido Mhando. In 1996, Mr Msalame joined Metro FM where he is famed for his Shekki Leggi (shake your leg) show at weekends.

Muhoho Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is a celebrity dad to Jaba Kenyatta, Jomo Kenyatta and Ngina Kenyatta. Unlike many top ranked politicians who shy from making public appearances with their children, the Kenyatta’s have become popular figures thanks to their numerous appearances normally during state functions.

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Speaking of politicians and their children, Rt Honorable Raila Odinga is another seasoned politician who loves to move around with his children in public.
Raila is a celebrity dad to the late Fidel Odinga, Ms Rosemary Odinga, Winnie Odinga and Raila Odinga Jr.
Nick Ruto
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On more than one occasion, deputy president William Ruto has publicly paraded his six children insisting on how dear they are to him terming them as the reason behind his hard work in life.
Just like his boss, president Kenyatta, Ruto is often accompanied by his children during state occasions.
Ruth Matete
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Gospel artiste and Tusker Project season 5 winner Ruth Matete is the daughter to celebrated Kenyan actor, Abel Amunga.

The multi-talented artiste and the founder of Ruth Matete Music Academy, the only child was raised by a single father, Abel Amunga.

She became a national sensation back in 2012 when she beat other contestants in the TPF competition, to win the much coveted Sh5million cash prize.

REVEALED: Popular National Teams Most Kenyan Fathers Are Supporting In 2018 World Cup

Just four days into the much anticipated 2018 Fifa World Cup tournament, it is fair to say that the fever is real and it is escalating by every match that passes.

As the world marks international father’s day, we take a look at the popular teams which most of them (aged over half a century) will be rallying behind.

  1. Brazil

Brazil is one of the most popular teams in the 2018 world ccup tournament, which is staged in Russia.

This is because the Selecao (team’s nickname) are the only team to have taken part in every single World Cup since 1930, with this year’s event becoming their 21st appearance in as many tournaments.

Hence why many dads would support them since they have been following the yellow blues for as long as they can remember and they know the danger they pose, given that they are regarded as one of the favorites to win the 2018 world cup.

Brazil are also the most successful team in the world with 5 World Cup trophies.

2. Germany

Speaking of successful teams, Germany is the second most successful nation with four golden trophies and this puts them as one of the most supported teams by Kenyan dads.

Having won the trophy in; 2014, 1990, 1974 and 1954, it is easy to tell that they would rather support a team which they saw tearing others apart than risk with newbies.

Argentina

Having won the world cup in 1978 and 1986, Kenyan dads know very well that Diego Maradona won’t be there to do his thing for the current generation, but they know that he has already inspired the likes of Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain to better their results from 2014 where they lost in the finals against Germany.

Uruguay

Uruguay might be one of the most hated national teams by Kenyans and Africans as a whole after Luis Suarez’s dirty tricks stopped Ghana from becoming the first African team to make into World Cup semi finals in 2010.

With the wound yet to heal, it’s safe to say they still have attracted a number of Kenyan dads thanks to their array of talent in; Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Edison Cavani who are proven winners.

England

The three lions might have won the tournament just once in 1966, but many dads are behind the men whom they follow in the English premier league every weekend.

Well which team is your dad supporting?