To fathers that raised us: We value and look up to you

Father and daughter. PHOTO | SHUTTERSTOCK

What you need to know:

  • If you were asked to describe your father, what would you say about him?
  • If you owe your success and independence to him, let him know that you appreciate him.
  • Despite his shortcomings, he was keen on my academic performance and ensured I lacked nothing.
  • Whenever I topped my class, he would tell anyone who cared to listen, which said that he was proud of me.

Single parent families are increasingly becoming common in Kenya. While most of these households are headed by women, there are quite a number of single fathers raising their children. In the spirit of Father’s Day, which was celebrated Sunday, we pay homage to these dads. To help us do this are four young people who talk about what it was like being raised by their fathers and why they owe the adults they are to them.


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