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Exclusive: Baha’s brother opens up on coping with loss of son and mother

Mungai Mbaya, the younger brother of former Machachari actor Baha, recently opened up in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News about the tragic loss of his newborn son.

In May of 2021, Mungai’s son passed away just one month after his birth, and the rapper and songwriter, popularly known as Moonguy da Guy, shared with the interviewer his journey of grief and healing following the loss of his child.

Despite the short amount of time, he had with his son, Mungai fondly recalled the joy his newborn brought into his life.

In the interview, he described how he spent four weeks with his son, and how the newborn had brought happiness to his life. But tragically, Mungai’s son passed away, and this loss was a significant moment in his life that taught him just how delicate life can be.

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In the interview, Mungai revealed how he coped with his grief following the loss of his son. He took things one day at a time, avoiding social media and limiting interactions with certain people to allow himself to grieve and heal.

This was not the first time Mungai had experienced such a loss, having also lost his mother in the past. But despite the two tragedies he has endured, Mungai admitted that losing his mother was the hardest thing he has ever experienced.

“Dealing with loss for the second time, being an adult and understanding things was a lot easier, but I can say it’s one day at a time,” he said.

Despite the immense pain of losing his son, Mungai also spoke about how he was more prepared to deal with it as an adult.

Nevertheless, he acknowledged that losing a child can make a person feel like a failure. He revealed how he struggled with feelings of guilt and self-doubt, wondering if there was anything more he could have done to save his son’s life.

“I felt unlucky when I lost my mother. When my son died, I felt like a failure, or maybe I did not do enough to save his life,” he said.

To keep his son’s memory alive, Mungai shared in the interview that he had gotten a tattoo in memory of his son.

He explained how the tattoo serves as a constant reminder of his love for his child. Mungai also revealed that he was planning to release a project on his son’s birthday, 28th May, as a tribute to him.

He pledged to continue honoring his son’s memory by doing something special on this day every year.

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