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Gospel singer Shiru wa GP opens up about losing her newborn son

She has spoken on the very traumatic episode in her life.

And their blessing came in the form of twins, a boy and a girl.

The babies were born prematurely at 7 months but Shiru wa GP disclosed that at that time it didn’t bother her for she felt that God had finally granted her wish but unfortunately after one-and-a-half months in the incubator, one of the twins the boy passed on.

The Gospel singer later got a chest infection and got admitted to the Nairobi Women's Hospital whilst her daughter was still in the hospital.

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Medical bills

The double admission accrued a staggering amount of more than 4 million and it took the help of Gukena FM presenter Njogu wa Njoroge who was then at Kameme to clear the bill. This is after he held a fundraising on Radio which had Uhuru Kenyatta donate 1 Million.

2 years after the really painful and difficult experience, the Gospel singer has let fans into that difficult chapter.

Speaking to Inooro’s Jeff Kuria, Shiru said “It was a bad experience because I didn’t expect it. Its one of those situations when you have tried so hard then you finally have something good and then the devil snatches it from your hands. I had tried conceiving for 9 years, heading to 10 when God blessed me with twins. I was very excited even though they did not make it to term as they were born 2 months premature. At that point, I didn’t even ask people to pray with me as I knew God had already blessed me in a big way. It (the loss of my baby and my admission) was not only challenging emotionally but also financially as the bill had accumulated up to Shs4.5 million so I had to reach out for financial aid which wasn’t easy.”

Song inspiration

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The experience inspired her song ‘Irema’ whose description reads “Everybody in life has a scar, we see them and remember the occurrences but the scars cannot stop us from overcoming the situations and truly serving God.”

t inspired my song ‘Irema’ because the scars of life should not stop us from praising God, the bad things we go through are to encourage others in future. And I thank God for he saved my daughter Wambui who is now in school,” She added.

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