DADDY DIARIES: Not cleared for take off

It is a situation I would not wish on any parent, where you’ve built so much hope in your child then all that starts crumbling down right before your eyes. ILLUSTRATION | IGAH

What you need to know:

  • The light at the end of the tunnel would go dim in a fashion none of us anticipated, throwing me into an early morning crisis
  • It however took me to a hatchet from the past I was yet to bury
  • Explaining such a technicality to a mature person is easy, but doing the same to a kid who can clearly see fellow travellers heading for the boarding gates is close to rocket science

“Son, sit here and listen to me,” I murmured, ushering the little man into one of those glass cubicles scattered around the drop off point at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


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