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My dad chased me from home, says singer Mang'ana

He's trying to reconcile but the dad has been pushing him away

In Summary

• The father parted ways with him after separating with his mother

Singer Steve Mang'ana
Singer Steve Mang'ana
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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'.