Ann Ngugi: My dream is to see my daughter stand strong on her own even when I am not there

BBC presenter Anne Ngugi has come out to share about motherhood and raising her daughter who had a birth defect called congenital hydrocephalus.

In an interview with the The Star, the former KTN presenter shared that she wants to see her daughter stand on her own because she’s different.

Her daughter, Angel, was born in 2004 and is a talented singer and recently released a song called Tuko Sawa which is a collaboration with a girl who became blind while growing up.

“They teamed up to tell the world what they go through and remind them that ‘wako sawa’. It is a song I am sure every youth is gonna embrace and love,” said Ngugi.


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She also opened up on raising her saying that she always lets Angel makes her decisions.

“I have learnt to respect her space and the kind of girl she is growing to be, and I have allowed her to talk and express herself. I don’t want to be this kind of a mother who always assigns. It has been great because she understands she is different from other kids. When we go out to mentor people, she is able to express herself very well. As a mother, my dream is to see her stand strong on her own, even when I am not there, and never allow anyone to point fingers at her, telling her she is different.” she said. 


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