• The father parted ways with him after separating with his mother
Singer Stephen Okinyi, alias Mang'ana, says he was chased away from home by his father at the age of 13 years.
Speaking to Word Is, Okinyi, who is also a police officer at Kabete subcounty, said he's tried to make peace with his father but he has pushed him away.
"After he separated with my mum, I had to look for help from my sisters, who were in Nairobi, so I could make ends meet," he said.
Being the third born in a family of five, he says that after working in his sister's house, he joined the army.
"Today, I am a gospel singer. I am trying to make things work with my dad, but he has been pushing me away," he said.
His songs include 'Amani Kenya' and 'Love Letter'.