I have a Papa to Look Upon Always

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
I have a Papa to Look Upon Always

“I only have two children who are always worried when daddy is not home, they will wait until daddy arrives home,” said Daddy.

*Mary* (not the real name of mummy) you should be calling me at times to find out if I have left work because you never know what might happen. You can be waiting for me to come but it might not happen,” said Daddy.

“ I like a family which is cohesive, it makes us be bonded to one another, it creates that love for one another.”

These are some of the many words that have kept me going on and on each and every day from my daddy.

A daddy whom I cherish from the bottom of the heart:

My dad is my role model for

Most everything I do.

I look to him to see what’s right

He always gets me through.

He once told me, “The more confident you are, the better you are in life. Think big, look big. In life, you do not choose enemies but friends.” 

I recall the year 2003 in the month of October, my dad had traveled overseas and because of his concern, being a year I was to sit for my high school examinations, he wrote me a letter, I have kept to date:

Dear Beloved Son David,

I hope you are ok and pushing on well with your daily activities. This way is still fine and we are in transition from warm and nice summer to the snowy and cold winter season. After dropping you at school, I took your sister Selinah to hers arriving shortly after 7 pm. We left her after checking her in and headed home. I also had a safe trip back to the USA after being in Kenya on business and having time with you and family in August.

This is a message of encouragement from your father who loves and cares for you. I am certainly sure that you are capable, hard-working, responsible and thus able to sail through your examination.  I wish you all success and hope that you will follow the footsteps of your father in setting up a good example for the other young ones to emulate. For now, I am sure that you are well prepared and handling or ready to approach your final examination with an open mind.

It is through education that one can hope of having a bright future. I wish you well and hope to come together GOD willing to celebrate your success as a family. Keep working hard son. Pass my regards to your mates.

Your Father. 

I reminiscence, those days I was young, mum had gone to visit her parents. I was with daddy at home, he would wake up each morning and prepare breakfast before I went to school, when lunch came, I found he had cooked it already for; he would tuck me in bed at night.

Not that he was all that good, He would punish me if I did wrong, if I failed in my studies because all he wanted was for me to become a good role model for my brothers and sister.

“When you do something, you do your best. There is no compromise on truth and doing what’s right. If people are being abused, mistreated, robbed…then someone has to stand up and say “stop”. That was my dad.

For all this, he meant that the trail you leave behind will be a path that people would look out for and come back for you because they love associating with a person who contributes to positive change in the society.

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

In my role as Community Engagement Editor For Khusoko, I care about our audience. engaging them, getting news delivered to them across a variety of platforms, and expanding the diversity of voices on our website.

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