A father’s love is the strongest thing a lady ever needs. It’s also the bond that surpasses all challenges and for Grace Kuria. She had it all until 2016, only his memories remain. The air around her turned black. She had plans for him but death had its own twisted plot.
Her dad passed away at the age of 49 years in May 2016. Coincidentally it was a month to her graduation, a month to his birthday, and also to her birthday. Grace Kuria not only lost her father but also her greatest cheerleader. The man made sure he watched every story she reported just to hear her sign out. He also predicted that by 2017 she would be on the screens doing great things. However, he never lived to see his dream.
Grace Kuria chose to live beyond her scars and pain. A keen flashback since 2016 shows how she has escalated from grass to grace. From battling her father’s loss to working for K24 and later KTN and now she dines high above. Currently, she works as a News Editor at CGTN Africa. She believes that it’s okay to be low, ask questions, to regret, but after all, that, rise up, dust yourself, and move on believing in yourself.
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The lady escalating from grass to grace is a good example that there’s always another sunrise despite your darkness. Asked if she overcame her father’s death, “You just learn to live with it since you’re never completely beyond the scar. I derive strength from knowing that what am doing right now is what he desired for me. However, sometimes when I make milestones in my career, I imagine sharing it with him and also telling him to watch. I miss the support and everything he did for me but it’s okay. I adore the fact that I still have my brother and mom. Also, I love talking about him and wish he didn’t die.” she said.
Grace Kuria mostly attributes her success to K24. It’s where her career started from voicing to scripting and doing features. She never despised her humble beginnings and that kept her moving forward. She believes that life always tends to come to full circle. It’s through K24 that she landed at KTN and now CGTN.
According to her in the murky waters of journalism, you need a person to hold your hand. Someone to show you the way and one who really believes in you. She also believes that as much as people say it’s full there’s room for everybody in the world. You just have to identify your passion and go for it. As much as it’s sad she attributes her success to her father’s death. She turned her pain into passion.