Father’s Day was celebrated yesterday and to applaud incredible fathers, Kameme TV carried story of a single father that has moved many.
It is the life of Alphonce Omamo, a father of five struggling to raise two mature children with physical and mental disabilities. They fell sick shortly after birth and his wife passed away.
The widower, a casual labourer lives in Mwiki, Kasarani in a single-roomed mabati house with the two girls he has to take care of.
“At the beginning they were growing well but a tragedy struck them. Today I have lots of problems. Living with them without a good job is a hard life” he said.
Omamo takes care of all their basic needs with meagre earnings
At first they were accommodated at Maji Mazuri Children’s Home in Kasarani for about four years but when they attained 18 years they went back to him as the Home’s rules provides. (Video Below).
The father has to struggle with them, cleaning, feeding and meeting all their basic needs with the little he earns. Sometimes his older daughter assist him.
On social media Kenyans hailed Omamo as a star father who has not forsaken his children even when in such misery. These are some of the reactions;
Annie Peters Kameme Tv Kenya number ya Omamo
Serah Paul OH Jesus n may the lord rain him more blessing upon his life n remember him 2gether with his children. Happy fathers day 2 u alphonce omamo.
Winnie Chiira It was very touching may the good Lord bless him and his children may he never lack Happy Father’s day Mr.Omamo,
Ann Githaiga What a dad! He is from heaven directly! God bless him mightily!
Njuguna Muchuka This man should be celebrated as a great father… N then if a person of good will can provide a better job for him, he will be blessed double… Those kids needs special care.
Jackie Kabute Na kwani hii serikali inasaidianga watu gani kama si watu kama hawa? This kids are supposed to be in a home!!
Diana Mwash Omudu 50ksh nimefeel baya aky kwani pesa yawatu kaa hawa inaedanga wapi?