Kenyans have joined young politician Isaac Mwaura and his wife in condoling over the death of two of their children months after they were welcomed into the world.
According to Mwaura who had welcomed triplets a few months back, the two, a boy and girl died leaving behind a boy.
He broke this news via Facebook in a statement that read in part: “Mukami and I even lost two of our triplets (a boy and a girl) and we were left with only one son and a hospital bill of 11.2 million to clear not forgetting that we were in the middle of party primary campaigns. It was really tough but we kept the faith.”
The triplets were born in January and the news was celebrated countrywide with Mwaura posting on social media saying “Feeling grateful!!! Mukami and I have been blessed with triplets. This is the best day of our life. Our God is truly faithful.”
Beside the sad news, the politician also counted his blessing saying, “Our GOD is faithful and HE plans all in HIS time. How do you explain this…”
Adding, “Exactly a year later on 25th August 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated me to the Senate under the Jubilee Party via a Kenya gazette notice. The impossible has happened in the history of Kenya. That in one election 2013, one is nominated by Raila Odinga via ODM in the National Assembly and in the next election 2017, the same person is nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta under a different party, Jubilee in the Senate.”
He continued, “This is the making of the LORD and HE looks at us deeply. HE and only HE knows the intentions of our hearts. HE makes a way where there seems to be no way. HE lifts and exalts HIS own and HIS word shall surely come to pass.
For in His TIME, HE makes all things beautiful. How else would you explain this coincidence? There is a GOD in heaven and I know He never lets down HIS own. Lets learn to trust and believe in HIM and never ever give up even when there is evidence to the contrary. HE gives favour to whom He so desires for HIS promises are yeah and amen!! Thanks to all those who have believed in me and who have prayed for and with me. #PrayersWork.”
Here are some reactions from Kenyans online.
Senior Chaplain Mulyungi: You are destined for great things coz thou have made Christ, the rock of ages as your stronghold.
Ruth Onesmus: This brought mixed tears in my eyes 1. Tears of sorry for the loss of the two babies and the huge hospital bill at hospital. 2. Tears of joy because of what the Lord did to you. You’ve encouraged me so so much. My president is the best,he never for gets the people who stand with him.
Ken Okoth: The loss of your boy and girl broke my heart. All else aside, may God take care of your family.
Rose Owuor: I love the Lord for who He is and what He does. Thank you for this testimony. We shall overcome the enemy by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. May the good Lord repay you like He did to job. God bless you sir. And bless the President for doing this. I am inspired ….
Joseph Ndegwa: Grief is not easy. No way one prepares us to handle the loss of a child, it is painful more for a mother and coming at a time when a spouse is away in campaigns. I feel your pain Isaac and my sister in law, Mukami. It is sad that I didn’t get to deliver the baby gift items I had bought for our little angels at Burlington Store in New York. When I was finally told of what had happened, how long Mukami and the babies stayed in hospital, the emotional trauma you went through and the financial challenges that came with it, I new it would have been insensitive of me to come over with the items during that period of loss. Mwenyezi Mungu aliye juu atawarehemu na baraka zake ni tele. Hold onto that faith. Keep believing in God and His will for you and your family.
That aside, congratulations on your nomination to the Senate. Your statement on this post is what I call celebration in HUMILITY and ask all Kenyans to do so. Kongole ndugu Mwaura. God Bless You.