Sensational gospel singer Shiru Wa GP and her husband stayed for almost 11 years, without a baby but that did not stop them from trying.
Four years ago, God answered their prayers and they were blessed with twins, a boy, and a girl. However, the two were born two months premature and they had to be kept in an incubator.
Unluckily, after one-and-a-half months, the boy passed on. It was a painful and difficult period for the popular singer and her family.
After the delivery, the Agiginyani hitmaker got a chest infection that got her admitted at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital where she received treatment and fully recovered. However, she was left with huge medical bills, as her little girl was still in hospital.
The singer was even hosted by Gukena radio king presenter Njogu Wa Njoroge (he was a presenter at Kameme FM by then) and over Sh4.5 was raised to help her foot the bills at MP Shah hospital. President Uhuru Kenyatta also donated 1 million towards the course.
Later on, Shiru wa GP's daughter was eventually discharged after being hospitalized for over two months at MP Shah. Well, four years down the line, the singer's daughter is all grown and she's thankful to God for the precious gift.
Recently, in an interview with Jeff on Inooro Fm, Shiru wa GP opened up about losing her son and she said:
"It was a bad experience because I didn’t expect it. It’s one of those situations when you have tried so hard then you finally have something good and then the devil snatches it from your hands. I had tried conceiving for 9 years, heading to 10 when God blessed me with twins. I was very excited even though they did not make it to term as they were born 2 months premature. At that point, I didn’t even ask people to pray with me as I knew God had already blessed me in a big way. It (the loss of my baby and my admission) was not only challenging emotionally but also financially as the bill had accumulated up to Shs4.5 million so I had to reach out for financial aid which wasn’t easy."
The talented singer revealed that the harrowing experience inspired her new song Irema, meaning scars. The song basically teaches people to be grateful even when going through troubled times.
"Everybody has scars, we see them and remember the occurrences but the scars cannot stop us from overcoming the tough situations in our lives and truly serving God, she elaborated. “The painful ordeal inspired my song ‘Irema’ because the scars of life should not stop us from praising God, the bad situations we go through are to encourage others in future. I thank God for saving my daughter Wambui, who is now in school."
In 2016 when her daughter turned 2 years old, Shiru wa GP showered her with a happy birthday message:
"I LOOK AT YOU BABY AND I TRULY THANK GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS AND LOVE. IT’S BECAUSE HE LOVED US THAT HE BLESSED US WITH YOU IN OUR LIVES. YOU ARE NOW 2 YEARS OLD WOW. GOD I HAVE NO WORDS TO THANK YOU."
Other celebs who've lost children include: Papa Shrandula's actress Kawira, politician Isaac Mwaura and Chantel.