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Kenyan families are celebrating dads this weekend through various activities. This comes at a time when involved fatherhood makes men healthier and happier as detailed in the State of the World's Fathers 2015 report.

The celebrations will range from fashion shows to musical concerts, which will be held on the weekend of Saturday June 20th to Sunday June 21st in a bid to mark Father's Day.

The idea of Father's Day began in 1910 in America and is attributed to Sonora Dodd who was raised by her father following the death of her mother at child-birth. While listening to a sermon on Mother's Day, she thought that her father too should be celebrated and encouraged churches in her area to join her every third Sunday of June which was her father's birth month.

In Kenya, the holiday has gradually taken root and seen various places offer innovative activities to culminate the day in style.

Thika Road Mall (TRM) in conjunction with INMERSION Ltd will have a Father's Day Fashion Show from 12noon to 7pm at the mall. This will see various outlets at the mall showcase their clothes, shoes and sportswear among other things.

There will also be other family friendly activities such as dancing and competitions.

For more information, call 0700876876, 0733876876


Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa is giving discounts on all Father's Day cupcakes, a complimentary dinner & cocktail for a group of at least five fathers among other goodies.


The Sarova Stanley in Nairobi is offering father's a drink of their choice along with a combo platter at Sh3000.

For more information call 0719 048 000


Universal Home Entertainment and Homeboyz are giving families a Father's Day family food-tasting fare called Real Dads Cook. It will see male volunteers cook for the many people attending the event in a bid to portray a positive image of men in relataionships to their families.

Apart from food-tasting there will also be a kids fun zone, a family eat out , boxing, music and nyama choma.

It will be held at the Impala Rugby Grounds on Sunday June 21st from 7am-7pm. Advance tickets are Sh500 for adults and Sh300 for children.

For more information call 0722104030


The musical dads will be delighted to know that the Nairobi Orchestra are holding their second concert this weekend on Saturday and Sunday at 7pm and 3pm respectively at the Braeburn Theatre in Lavington.

Tickets are going for Sh800 for adults, students with ID and senior citizens while children will pay Sh500.

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