Losing a parent is never easy but time heals all wounds. We take a look at celebrities who have lost their dads in the past years.

1. Kambua

Gospel singer Kambua Mathu lost her dad, Professor Manundu in 2014.

kambua and her dad

Professor Manundu was the owner of Tabibu Cures International and had a weekly Sunday morning show on NTV where he used to give health advice.

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2. Daddy Owen

Owens father passed away after a sudden cardiac arrest in October 2017.

News about Mzee Mwatia’s death was first shared by singer Daddy Owen, through a statement sent to close friends and relatives.

‘I pray this finds you well, it’s with sadness to inform you that we lost our dad on Saturday night due to a sudden cardiac arrest at our rural home.


It is, therefore, my honor to invite you to a thanksgiving service this Thursday, 12th Oct at the NPC Valley RD 5-7PM.

Keep us in your,’’ read Daddy Owen’s statement. 

3. Timeless Noel

Citizen Television presenter Timeless Noel lost his father months ago at a Kisumu hospital.

Until his death, Mr Noel’s father had been in a coma and admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Timeless Noel
Timeless Noel and his late dad

4. DJ Kalonje

The celebrated spinmaster lost his father following a long illness.

The Kenyan Mix Masters Entertainment’s DJ eulogized his father as an astute man who taught him valuable lessons in life.

“Dear dad, I just want to thank you for everything, you raised us on one principle, love is the answer.

It’s with disbelief and sorrow I say goodbye to you. May you rest well.

I will take care of Mum for you. Till we meet again,” his post read.

DK Kalonje and his late dad
DK Kalonje and his late dad

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5. Sonko

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko lost his dad in 2015 after a long illness.

Sonko had earlier asked Kenyans to pray for his dad before his untimely death.

GOD heal my Dad and all the patients admitted in different hospitals countrywide in the mighty name of JESUS,” Mike Sonko shared earlier.

sonko father post

Not long after that he shared news of his father’s death.

“Dear Kenyans and watu wangu nyote in general I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers during my Dad’s sickness.

We all loved him but GOD loved him more than us. Mzee has just left us.”

6. Esther Wahome

Gospel artiste Esther Wahome recently lost her father, William Wahome Gikonyo after a long battle with cancer.

Through a heartfelt Instagram post, the gospel singer eulogized her father as a mentor, spiritual cover and friend.

Esther Wahome's dad
Esther Wahome’s dad


7. David Rudisha

Kenyan athlete David Rudisha lost his dad Daniel Matasi Rudisha back in March, 2019.

Daniel was a teacher and an athletics coach after he retired from the sport where he made his name when he won silver in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

He was also part of Kenya’s 4X400m relay team in the same Games.

David Rudisha-Mpasho
David Rudisha


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