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Wahu Vividly Recalls How Her Father Stopped Her From Committing Suicide

Wahu Kagwi lost her beloved father GS Kagwi in January 2013. The singer eulogized her late dad by narrating how he saved her from taking her own life.

The mother of three wrote a lengthy tribute to her father in a post on social media.

In the letter written on her Facebook page, Nameless’ wife  opened up about how her father was always there for her and her siblings when they were growing up.

She revealed that Mr Kagwi would get off work just to watch her participate in school events such as sports, music concerts and debates. They would also spend time together whenever her father was not at work.

The mother of three daughters revealed that she and her father had a very close relationship and were open with each other to the extent that they talked about almost everything that was going on in her life.

She also recounted how her dad stopped her from committing suicide.

“In my darkest time of my life (late teens into early twenties) when I suffered from depression (a story for another day) there were times the only thing that kept me from taking my own life, was how much my dad would miss me, and blame himself 💔 💔
Dad wasn’t rich (financially) and he didn’t always have the answers, but he was there for me emotionally..” Wahu wrote in part.

Below is her full post:

LONG POST ALERT!

A LETTER ABOUT MY DAD….TO DADS OF GIRLS, AND ALL THE MEN WHO WHO STEP UP TO THIS ROLE..
Ever since I was little girl, i knew I had my father’s heart. Not because he bought me stuff (we weren’t rich) but because he was present. He was there for each and every school event ( sports days, swimming competitions, performances, school debates…name it, Mr Kagwi was there…(now as an adult I wonder what he used to tell his boss he was doing when we randomly left jobo to come and watch me recite a poem or something 🤦🏽‍♀️😅😅)..

We spent time together (Random Sunday drives, evening walks, doing homework..we talked about anything and everything…from boys I liked, my struggles & insecurities, politics, my dreams…just anything. we became so close, that when I wanted to go to the club for the 1st time, I couldn’t lie….I came clean with him.. he was obviously nervous about it, but I told him to trust how he’d raised me. He allowed me to go, but told my big bro to accompany me 🤦🏽‍♀️ 😂.

I remember when I was moving into my 1st little house…he was there to help me move…and even bought me my 1st carpet. (it was a whole 5k! I would never have afforded it 🤦🏽‍♀️)

In my darkest time of my life (late teens into early twenties) when I suffered from depression (a story for another day) there were times the only thing that kept me from taking my own life, was how much my dad would miss me, and blame himself 💔 💔
Dad wasn’t rich (financially) and he didn’t always have the answers, but he was there for me emotionally..

Dear fathers of girls, and anyone who steps up and into this role, your little girl needs you EMOTIONALLY..she needs acceptance, empathy, assurance, encouragement, she needs your time…your time….your time..i cannot over emphasize this.

Fathering a child doesn’t make you a great dad….it is the investment in the intangible yet ever so important things in life that will help catapult your daughter into the queen she was born to be.

I am writing to dads of girls, because I have never been a boy (lol) I’m sharing from my experience….but I imagine the same rules apply to raising strong amazing boys. Just be there physically and emotionally 💞❤️💞
Ni hayo tu Kwa Sasa.
May God bless and guide us parents as we raise our kids. 

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