Julie Gichuru

Media personality Julie Gichuru is thankful to God for her family

In 2005, Julie Gichuru lost a son and she revealed it was the worst thing to ever happen to her.

Julie Gichuru
Julie Gichuru with her family

Sometimes back while responding to questions from the audience during a poetry session, Julie opened up and tearfully explaining how her son died.

My house help was feeding the child, he got choked, rushed to the hospital, the doctors managed to resuscitate him, but later could not stand the amount of adrenaline injected in his body, the boy left us.

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Also in an interview with Kalekye Mumo on Talk Central last year, she talked about the tragic moment in their life and advised mothers to be extra careful especially with babies less than a year old.

“It was incredibly hard and I need to say now that our baby choked on pureed food, and to all the mothers and fathers out there, the biggest cause of child death under one year is choking. Children can choke on liquids and they can choke on solids, we didn’t know that and it happened,” she said in part.


“You see a lot of me out there but my life is my family, my life is my children. I was devastated beyond anything, I am telling you the kind of grief where you cannot breathe. I would literally would wake up and search for breath because I had no breath in my body.”

I yearned to sleep at night because in my sleep he would come in my dreams, I was holding him again. It was a traumatizing time and I actually said to my husband we are never going to have another child again I can’t go through this again.

Well, God later blessed her with another child and yesterday, she shared memories of her dead child leaving many in tears.

When we lost our beloved thirdborn we were devastated. Destroyed. Totally broken. But we did not let go of our love for God. In spite of our devastation and grief we kept our faith. One year later the Lord God blessed us with a child, and we named him Wangai, because we knew he was a gift, we had learnt that ultimately all children belong to God.

Julie Gichuru's son

“‘He belongs to God’, we said, ‘And the Lord has gifted us with the blessing to be his parents.’ Now Wangai is completing his coming of age ceremony. This process has enriched him with both cultural and Christian knowledge and values. We could not be more thankful to the almighty Lord! #AwesomeLord


During the mass this morning the Priest said,
Do you seek the father who gives you bread or the bread that the father gives you?

As we are told in John 6:27
Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.

We are thankful, blessed and enriched 🙏❤❤❤.

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Julie and her husband are blessed with five children. Here are the reactions from her followers:

Munene.ciru: Profound….seek the father not the bread

Daviengash: Amen Amen very touching but encouraging keep the faith Julz. Thanks for sharing

Nadinemurekatete: Dear Julie the lord is always there to comfort you each and every day

David_mzepeda: God will be his vindicator, Keep your joy. Life is going to throw us curves. There will be disappointments, things that aren’t fair. That’s when you have to say, “Yet, will I rejoice in the Lord.” Blessed Mom!

Iambakari: So moving…thank you for sharing mum..be blessed

Keshrinshiks: Indeed when you seek the Father you automatically get the bread…I Adore the way you n Tonny teach your kids to be true christians n followers of Christ😘

Other celebrities who’ve lost their babies include Chantel of the Tokelezea hit song , Tanzanian actress Muna Love and Ugandan songstress Juliana Kanyamozi.

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