George Ikua, husband to late cancer survivor Janet Kanini is a strong man. The father of two lovely kids; Pedro 8, and Jasmine 6, has been taking care of the children he had with her after his wife passed away in April last year.
Life has not been easy but George Ikua in a recent interview with Sauti ya Mama talked about how they met and dated for six years before deciding to walk down the aisle. He said;
If you knew Janet, she was a headstrong human being. And we had a very strong relationship. My son is extremely smart and bright as his mother. He’s a very kind soul. while Jasmine is like me, very noisy and loud. Very protective of her brother.
Ikua said when his wife passed away, the news was all over on TV and social media and he had no choice but to break the sad news to them.
On 1st April, when Janet died, the media had already shared the story and I dragged my kids upstairs and told them mommy had gone to heaven. Jasmine asked, ‘when is she coming back? And Pedro just said ‘so she’s dead!’. He was very old about it.
After the funeral, George Ikua narrated how things became difficult but they managed to remain strong thanks to counselors, who were there for them.
Janet Kanini’s husband, who doubles as the father and mother said he tries so hard to mentor and give them the best. He shared a message about parenting on social media, which read;
Never thought I would be called a mama. Sauti ya mama thank you for reminding me raising kids is a privilege as a custodian of their values and norms, presence not presents are the essence.
Root for your little ones to be articulate, confident, exposed and empowered to be anything they want to be, for those are the markings for a life truly lived.
Set they attitude and they will fly at any altitude they dream of, not matter the setbacks.
Today I salute all of us making an indelible mark on their kids’ attitude to their future. Happy Parenting.
Here is the video of Mr. Ikua talking about his journey after losing his wife