- Peter Wanyama described his son's demise as a sad and deep loss and prayed that God accepts him in heaven
- Wanyama, who is going for the Law Society of Kenya presidency, announced that Baby Owen passed on three days after he was safely delivered, only to develop breathing problems
- He said that as a loving father, he could not allow his son's first ride to be in a hearse, and he gathered strength to drive him home by himself
Babies are angels and a bundle of blessings from God and whenever parents are blessed with one, they cannot hide their joy.
Babies are blessings
Responsible and grateful parents would do whatever it takes to raise their babies the best way they know. They will set aside resources and time to see their little selves grow into happy humans.
This was the case for renowned Kenyan Lawyer Peter Wanyama on Thursday, September 7, when he was blessed with a son.
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Wanyama, who is eyeing the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) presidential seat, was joyful and could not hide heartwarming messages from his Facebook followers who joined in the celebrations with him.
Three days later, however, Wanyama made a heartbreaking announcement that left his followers in sorrow.
Lawyer Peter Wanyama mourns son Owen
His son Owen had passed on after developing complications several hours after his birth; he made public the heartbreaking development with rare strength from a father at a time of loss.
"Sad and deep loss. Baby Owen was born on Thursday. There were no issues at birth. He breastfed several times and slept. But a nurse checked and found he was not breathing very well.
"He was later taken to CICU for emergency treatment. He battled for three days. Doctors and staff tried their best. We pray that God accepts him in the Blue Yonder," the lawyer announced.
Thousands of his supporters sent messages of sympathy to him and made prayers that he gets the strength to navigate the season of grief.
Mourning and closure after losing loved one
In the words of Winnie Odinga, East Africa's Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP, "you never forget losing your loved one; you learn to live with the loss", when asked about the demise of her brother Fidel Odinga.
On Friday, September 2022, Wanyama made another emotional announcement on his social media page.
In the post, he said that he could not accept his son's first and last ride being in a hearse; thus he would drive Owen home for burial.
"My blood's first and final ride. It can't be in a hearse! I drive him home myself," Wanyama said.
His strength during such a time of loss could not be comprehended by his friends, who expressed their admiration for his attitude.
"Omwami you are strong, may God give you more strength," Blessed Chesoli commented on the lawyer's post.
Lawyer Peter Wanyama's profile
Wanyama, who is actively advocating for the space of young lawyers' in Kenya's legal profession discussions, once shared how he used to carry books to the latrine and woods to study because of his family's poor background.
The illustrious lawyer actively writes about helping young lawyers and law students navigate the legal job market.
Wanyama has much experience in policy review and legislative development, Legal Audit/Statutory Risk assessments and Devolution Litigation.
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