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Gospel singer Esther Wahome loses father to cancer

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

The musician wrote a moving tribute to her dad in an Instagram post, describing him as a mentor, prayer warrior, friend and a great man.

“RIP my loving dad EV. William Wahome Gikonyo. My dad, my mentor, my spiritual cover, my prophet, my friend, my greatest fan, my cheerleader.

“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.”

The musician also narrated her father battle with cancer.

“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.”

Kenya reported 47,887 cancer cases in 2018, with breast cancer at 13 per cent, cervical cancer at 11 per cent and oesophageal cancer at nine per cent.

There were 15,762 deaths in 2016, which rose to 16,953 in 2017 and the latest report says we lose 80 Kenyans per day from cancer related illness