Singer Esther Akoth, widely known as Akothee, has shared poignant details about the loss of her second child, a son, many years ago. In a social media statement, the 43-year-old mother of five revealed that her son, Retreat Roberts Woody Otieno, tragically passed away at the tender age of eight months. Akothee expressed regret, acknowledging that her youth and financial constraints at the time prevented her from providing the necessary medical care for her son.
“Oh, sometimes I feel like my child would have survived if I had the money to take him to the hospital. As a young mother, I lost my handsome son at the age of eight months. I am still sure that Retreat Roberts would be alive if I were mature, revealed more, and had money for medical treatment,” Akothee disclosed in her heartbreaking statement.
While mourning her late son, Akothee did not delve into specific details surrounding the cause of his untimely demise. However, she used her platform to share a recent medical triumph involving another child—a three-year-old who had never walked since birth but has now achieved a significant milestone.
Akothee had previously mentioned that her late son was laid to rest behind the family farm where she lived with her daughters and her ex-husband, Jared Okello. Another tragic event in Akothee’s life occurred at the end of 2022 when she experienced a miscarriage, losing what would have been her sixth child. The child was fathered by her recent husband, Denis Schweizer alias Omosh. Akothee expressed relief that the pregnancy did not come to term, given the circumstances of their subsequent breakup just two months after their wedding.