Esther Wahome's father succumbs to cancer

William Wahome and daughter Esther Wahome.

Gospel singer Esther Wahome is mourning the death of her father William Wahome Gikonyo who succumbed to cancer.

Through an Instagram post, the gospel singer eulogised her father who died on Saturday as a mentor, spiritual cover and friend.

“My dad, my mentor, my spiritual cover, my prophet, my friend, my greatest fan, my cheerleader.

Today is the second day since you were transferred to heaven, and though I know you are in a better place, the pain is unbearable.

You taught me the word, you taught me to be a prayer warrior, you made me understand my kingdom mandate, you taught me music, you taught me how to proclaim and possess all that is my portion, you taught me how to pull down strongholds, you taught me how to take charge! You taught me resilience, you taught me kingdom mysteries, and you raised a kingdom giant in me!!!

You released a grace for nations upon me, and nations and kings received me,” she wrote.

The Kuna Dawa hitmaker continued to explain that her father’s battle with cancer hadn’t been easy.

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“Though we have walked a painful journey this year as you battled cancer, I never heard you complain a single time. You said God is great and good all the time, and those were the words you uttered with your last breath

I am grateful to have spoken to you in your last minute, to have been there holding you, and to have had you pass on a mantle to me, before you crossed over. Rest in Paradise great revivalist."

Gikonyo's death is among those of prominent personalities that have hit headlines in what is now being referred to as 'Black July'.

The others are Safaricom's Bob Collymore, Kibra MP Ken Okoth and Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, which occurred on Monday afternoon at Nairobi Hospital.

The deaths are among thousands recorded each year, raising questions on what the Health ministry is doing to reduce cancer deaths and making medical care both available and accessible.

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