Popular Kenyan journalist Jeff Koinange has shared some personal details about his life, including the challenges he and his wife faced in starting a family.
Speaking on the Engage Talk Show on September 28, Jeff revealed that they tried various options, including IVF, but nothing seemed to work for a prolonged period.
“The greatest challenge for my wife and I during that time was having a child. I don’t know if the machine wasn’t working. We tried everything, IVF, the whole shebang, but it wouldn’t work for the longest time,” he said.
Their difficulty was compounded by the presence of children at friends’ gatherings, which served as a constant reminder of their unfulfilled dreams. “We would be invited to friends’ houses’, there would be kids in the yard playing, swimming and it was tough for us,” he said.
Despite the challenges, Jeff and his wife Sonia eventually welcomed their first child, a son named Jamal, in 2007. They have since been blessed with two more children, a daughter named Kiara and a son named Jaden.
Jeff’s story is an inspiration to many couples who are struggling to conceive. It shows that even after facing many setbacks, it is still possible to achieve your dream of becoming a parent.
In addition to his fertility journey, Jeff also shared his memorable meeting with the late Nelson Mandela. He recounted that Mandela recognized him as a descendant of chiefs, belonging to the Koinage lineage. This recognition marked the beginning of a unique relationship between Jeff and the late Mandela.
Jeff’s story is a reminder of the importance of perseverance and hope. It is also a reminder that even the most powerful people in the world are human and have their own challenges.