By Jane Nambi
After he came out to say he is the father of Big Brother Africa 8 winner Dillish Mathew’s father, Abdi Galgalo Guyo has come out to reveal intimate details pertaining the birth of Dillish.
A retired army officer, Guyo said he met Selma, Dillish’s mother, in 1989 in Namibia when he was on a peacekeeping mission. “We had been deployed for a peace keeping mission in Namibia when I met a girl and fell in love with her,” Galgalo said. At the time, he was 20 and Selma was 18.
He stayed in Namibia for a year and came back home but continued to communicate with Selma through letters. “We sent each other letters through my colleagues,” he explained.
A Borana from Moyale, Guyo said he left Namibia when Selma was eight months pregnant. When the peacekeeping mission ended, he says, they never communicated again. Dillish had apparently first rejected her father but later on, after he managed to speak to Selma, he was invited for Dillish’s birthday on September 16. Selma, who communicated with Galgalo from the office of the Kenyan Ambassador to Namibia, Peter Gitau, was accompanied by two of Dillish’s uncles. He expressed joy for the invitation. Selma asked him to bring along photos of his other five children.
Galgalo confirmed his attendance and promised to give his daughter a Kenyan name during the celebration.