In a heartwarming tale that traverses continents and cultures, Geof Walker, a man in his late 50s from New Zealand, has shared the touching story of his unexpected journey from being a carefree bachelor to becoming a father figure in Uganda.
In a documentary, Geof Walker recounted how she met and married a middle-aged Ugandan woman named Miriam, who already had two children.
According to Walker, his life took an unexpected turn when he arrived in Uganda, a visit that marked the beginning of a new chapter.
In an interview with TUKO.co.ke, Walker revealed that when he first set foot in Uganda, he was a single and carefree man.
Little did he know that he would soon meet Miriam, a woman with a kind soul, who would change the course of his life.
Despite the initial differences in their backgrounds and experiences, Walker and Miriam forged a deep connection that transcended cultural and geographical boundaries.
The New Zealand native, who was a renowned photographer in Wairarapa before his journey to Uganda, expressed that Miriam’s kindness captured his heart.
In a part of the interview, he said ;
“From arriving in Uganda in December 2016, single, no kids, to arriving back in Aotearoa, New Zealand on December 2023 with a partner and four beautiful children to start a new adventure in a new country, in a new year,”
Although the family is now safely settled in New Zealand, things were not so rosy for them when they started planning to travel in 2020.
“Friends … fours years after beginning a journey to reach Aotearoa/New Zealand, our family of one kiwi and five Ugandans have arrived,” said Walker. “The pandemic delays left us empty, and today we need support to repay the loans taken to get us here.. please,” he added.
Ugandan woman who welcomed twins at 70 shares first photos of the babies after hospital discharge
A 70-year-old Ugandan woman has gained significant attention for giving birth to twins through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The twins, a boy and a girl, were born on November 29, 2023, at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Uganda.
The hospital took to their Facebook page to congratulate the new mom. They posted pictures of the mum and her babies and captioned it;
“At 70, Safina Namukwaya’s maternal love blossoms into a miracle, cradling twins alongside Dr. Edward Tamale-Sali. Their hands hold not just babies, but gems of hope, proving that a mother’s love transcends time and age. In this emblematic moment at Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre, the joy of motherhood shines unblemished, echoing the resilient spirit of Africa where every dream is nurtured with love and care.”