“The mother and wife have deliberately and unfortunately excluded me from the funeral and burial arrangements of Okoth” the petition read.
She said that she learnt of the arrangements from the media. According to Muthoni, the family has unilaterally decided to have the body cremated among other reasons to primarily destroy any evidence of her son’s lineage to Okoth.
Earlier today, The Star had established that the woman, a Jubilee-nominated MCA, approached Okoth’s family and demanded that her son be acknowledge before his ‘father’ is interred.
The bombshell about Okoth’s alleged lovechild became hot news when Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi spoke at Ken Okoth’s memorial service at Moi Girls telling those present that his son should be recognised.
Sonko not only went on the record during the service but also revealed images of the late Ken with Anne Thumbi holding their love-child!
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu has opened up about being in love and getting married pretty soon to Lamu Senator Anwar.
The relationship between the two was made public after a fight at a club where he was injured. The two were watching the UEFA Champions League finals at Memphis Lounge within the neighbourhood of USIU in Kasarani.
On Tuesday September 3rd in a radio interview, Saumu spoke about the special connection between the two, after suffering heartbreak from her baby daddy
He was my best friend for a while, he was someone who encouraged me to tell me what work I can do he has always been pushing me
I met Anwar in Mombasa. I had gone on holiday and he was there for a security meeting. We started talking often. He was more of a best friend and encouraged me to take up projects.
My love has been there for me through my ups and downs. I appreciate him very much. He even tells me to leave trolls alone, and to put aside my phone.
Saumu gushed over her boyfriend saying he plays an important role in her daughters life.
my lover right now he is a very amazing father to my daughter
As a single mum bringing up a child without a man actively in her life, she needs a father figure for her child
I would advice if you have left your man find a father figure, coz there is something a father will teach a child that is different, this generation there is something the kids are missing because there we are so confident being single mothers
Saumu Mbuvi has for the first time revealed that her baby daddy Ben Gitu used to beat her.
The daughter to Mike Sonko in a radio interview disclosed that there was violence while she dated him, but never told anyone about it.
It starts with a small thing, the violence was there. I shared with my friends until I went to my dad and told him I made the worst decision in my life
The baby daddy has not been in her life, as he dumped her for another politicians daughter.
Saumu said she survived domestic violence and how she told her famous dad about it
he sat me down asked me what I am planning for life, and told me I am going to be a parent, and wants to see the best in me.
He didn’t get violent with Ben Gitu as many would have assumed.
She goes on to describe her personal experience
It was not easy. I can say I was young and naive. I rushed into a relationship in University. I was 21, rebellious and I didn’t think, you know when there is rebellious stage you don’t know what you want, you rush into relationships
She admits she was warned about her baby daddy, but didn’t listen
I was told I shouldn’t rush into relation , but I didn’t listen.
Mike Sonko is one politician who speaks his mind and dances to his own beat, regardless of what detractors might think. The man has been in the news this week after releasing an embarrassing audio clip featuring former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo.
And he isn’t done yet. The popular governor has decided to feature in an up and coming musician’s music video. The music video is written by Lucky boy and it praises Sonko’s achievements.
The song, dubbed The Score Card Nairobi County 047, starts with the governor waving from City Hall and later dancing at his office.
In the video, achievements that the Nairobi County boss has accomplished highlighted, for example; the construction of the Matopeni Road, Kangundo Fire Station, Dandora Vocational Training among others.
Sonko told his followers that he would be having a low key party to celebrate his accomplishments.
“Instead of spending millions of taxpayers money doing big parties and publicity, I have decided to celebrate my two years achievements in office in style,” he divulged.
Governor Sonko added that he would be celebrating his performance at a private club with his Cabinet and chief officers.
Many of his followers were impressed with the video and remarked about it. Some of the comments are below;
rachel.annie.33 God bless,you have done a lot though haters don’t see that,for the remaining yrs may God give u good health,wisdom and strength to complete your work well ayman_sheik_nico How I wish my governor was hardworking and. Cool like you…..😂😂😂
dama677 Iko juu sana…governor have been looking for a job…am joblesd
William Kabogo is one politician who knows how the system works. The former Kiambu governor has been in the game for a long time and has a very interesting take on the way politicians manipulate the voting system.
Speaking during the morning breakfast show at Citizen TV, Kabogo noted that some governors nominate their girlfriends, people they know or those that have helped them in one way or another.
Year in year out, we try to streamline the issue of nomination of parties by making sure that these lists are sent before time. We have derived ways of circumventing those conditions that we put so that we can have fair nominations, if you ask me, I would scrap this nomination business. Nominations in Kenya, that is the story, I have been in this thing for the last 20 years, I know.
He said that nominations were rarely based on merit. This discussion was probably elicited by Mike Sonko Mbuvi’s assertion that he nominated Anna Thumbi – who was the late Ken Okoth’s side-chick because Ken asked him to. He said
I remember, in the 2017 elections, Ken asked me as a friend to nominate his other wife as Nairobi MCA. I did so out of respect out for him. Ken is being buried while his son is suffering. I pray recognition on behalf of Ken Okoth’s wife.
Cronyism is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes appointing “cronies” to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications.
Nepotism is the granting of jobs to one’s relatives in various fields including business. politics, entertainment, sports, religion, and other activities. The term originated with the assignment of nephews to important positions by Catholic popes and bishops.
The two have attacked each other viciously on social media and Millie has now responded again on her Facebook page. She dressed down the governor in her message that was written in a scholarly fashion and demeaning fashion.
Some of her memorable quotes in her story were;
My good friend and young brother Sonko, let me tell you something, I am a lawyer- an intellectual if you may, who is also happily a pig while in politics. I am NEVER intimidated by bullies like you who thrive on populism devoid of intellect that often sl*t-shames women. My response to you will be both intellectual and pigerly. You can hire a lawyer to translate for you the intellectual bit. The pigerly bit of course needs no translation coz it’s your expertise.
She then went on to tell the governor that she had been doing a lot in parliament to help children, especially in areas of succession, writing,
Currently we are pushing for an overhaul of the Children Act to ensure protection of all children including children whose parents are not married to each other in conformity with Article 53 of the Constitution.
Millie finished off by telling the governor that she had done more for kids than many even knew. She also threw in a controversial bit telling Sonko,
You said history never forgets so let me remind you that I have said before publicly that I love se3 and I have se3.What I also know- men who are overly obsessed with demeaning women se3ually, have either a coma or a fullstop where it matters. Real men have BOLDED EXCLAMATION MARKS in support of women.
What I do know is that this affair will not end anytime soon as the two politicians are very petty!
We all want to mourn our late Bro Hon. Ken Okoth and respect his family especially the mother. Ken was a diligent leader who did everything to uplift the lives of Kibra constituents and Nairobi in general. However, even as we mourn, we are cognizant of the fact that Ken had a son with one of the nominated Nairobi County Assembly (MCA) members by the name Ann Thumbi alias Anita. The two love birds did not hide the fact that they shared a son. Unfortunately today, Anita was stopped at the Lee funeral home as she took their son to pay last respect to his father. Who does that ?!. In spite of denials from some members of the family, it’s clear that Ken recognised and was there for his son as demonstrated by pictures and various documented correspondences. On 5th of July 2019, as the Governor of Nairobi, I received a text from one of Anita’s colleagues who said Anita was emotionally down and worried about the health of her son’s father, Hon. Ken Okoth.The MP out of paternal love of his son had reportedly called her to ask her to take care of their son. She then appealed to me to help them fly to Paris to visit the ailing Ken after ambassador Judy Wakhungu posted a picture of the late MP in a Paris hospital. On the 6th I obliged to her appeal and asked them to send me copies of their passports. I proceeded to pay two tickets for the two to travel and also booked a hotel in Paris. Fortunately, a few days later, as we waited for their Visa processing, MCA Doris, a colleague of Anita, sent me a text saying Hon. Okoth had returned to Kenya but appeared very weak. Thus the Paris trip was aborted. My humble appeal is that even as we prepare to bury Ken, let’s not forget his son. He too needs and has a RIGHT to participate in the send-off of his beloved dad. As such, it’s our duty to protect the right of the child. As a leader, I offer my support to the family of the late Ken as they undergo a difficult moment of mourning a husband, a father, a son, a brother. The family should accept Hon. Okoth’s son enjoys legal protection and recognition #ripkenokoth
The death of Ken Okoth has come with its share of drama and complications.
The revered and much admired MP has had his image tarnished after it emerged this week that he might have had a love-child with nominated Jubilee MCA, Anita Thumbi.
Anita has even gone to court seeking orders to stop his burial or cremation on grounds she has been excluded.
The court on Thursday issued orders stopping the cremation until the case filed by Ann Muthoni in court is heard and determined.
Ann Thumbi sued on behalf of her son, whom she says is Okoth’s. Through lawyer Elkana Mogaka Thumbi, Muthoni sued Okoth’s mum Angeline Okoth and wife Monica Okoth along with Lee funeral home.
“The mother and wife have deliberately and unfortunately excluded me from the funeral and burial arrangements of Okoth,” the petition reads.
Muthoni said she only learnt of the arrangements from the media. According to Muthoni, the family has unilaterally decided to have the body cremated “among other reasons to primarily destroy any evidence of her son’s lineage to Okoth”.
The order stopping the burial and cremation was issued by Senior Principal Magistrate GA Mmasi. The case will be heard on August 9.
Mike Sonko yesterday openly declared that the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a son with another woman that wasn’t his wife Monica.
He did so at Ken’s memorial service that was being held at Moi Girls High School. That he could do so at this event didn’t go unnoticed and Kenyans immediately jumped on Twitter shocked about the incident.
Cyprian Nyakundi EscobarSonko says Ken Okoth will not forgive him if he don’t save the situation, argues that Ken fell in love with a nurse called Anita from Sonko rescue team. 2017, Ken asked Sonko to help him nominate the lady to the county assembly. Sonko you’re the best wingman on Earth. Well done!
Baba Kayai It’s safe to assume that Mike Sonko is not team Apple juu hana Siri
CORNELIUS🇰 People you should never tell a secret/trust
1. Gideon Mbuvi
2. Governor Mbuvi
3. Mike Sonko
4. Gideon Mike Sonko Mbuvi
5. Nairobi Governor
He has even released a full statement. It is below;
We all want to mourn our late Bro Hon. Ken Okoth and respect his family especially the mother. Ken was a diligent leader who did everything to uplift the lives of Kibra constituents and Nairobi in general.
However, even as we mourn, we are cognizant of the fact that Ken had a son with one of the nominated Nairobi County Assembly (MCA) members by the name Ann Thumbi alias Anita.
The two love birds did not hide the fact that they shared a son. Unfortunately today, Anita was stopped at the Lee funeral home as she took their son to pay last respect to his father. Who does that ?!.
In spite of denials from some members of the family, it’s clear that Ken recognised and was there for his son as demonstrated by pictures and various documented correspondences.
On 5th of July 2019, as the Governor of Nairobi, I received a text from one of Anita’s colleagues who said Anita was emotionally down and worried about the health of her son’s father, Hon. Ken Okoth.
The MP out of paternal love of his son had reportedly called her to ask her to take care of their son.
She then appealed to me to help them fly to Paris to visit the ailing Ken after ambassador Judy Wakhungu posted a picture of the late MP in a Paris hospital.
On the 6th I obliged to her appeal and asked them to send me copies of their passports. I proceeded to pay two tickets for the two to travel and also booked a hotel in Paris.
Fortunately, A few days later, as we waited for their Visa processing, MCA Doris, a colleague of Anita, sent me a text saying Hon. Okoth had returned to Kenya but appeared very weak. Thus the Paris trip aborted.
My humble appeal is that even as we prepare to bury Ken, let’s not forget his son.
He too needs and has a RIGHT to participate in the send-off of his beloved dad.
As such, it’s our duty to protect the right of the child.
As a leader, I offer my support to the family of the late Ken as they undergo a difficult moment of mourning a husband, a father, a son, a brother.
The family should accept
Hon. Okoth’s son enjoys legal protection and recognition #RIP Ken Okoth.
Diamond’s ex, Zari Hassan hopes to meet him by the end of the year, as she sees him as a man of the people.
Speaking in a radio interview in South Africa, she said, “I want to reveal my love for the handsome Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. He is the man I have secretly admired for a long time.
“I love this handsome governor because he is a man of impeccable character and passionate convictions. He is not as boyish as the other kid who has been chasing me around.”
Zari said she cares about Mike Sonko because he reminds her of Ivan, her late husband.
“If you see Mike, please pass a word to him and tell him someone cares about him. I love this man because despite being powerful, he shares traits with my late beloved husband Ivan, who loved to help the poor,” she said.
Mike Mondo is one of the most affable, approachable and charming radio presenters in the country. The entertainer is a catch and many women go crazy over his boyish good looks and his silky smooth voice.
I recently interviewed the father of one who was very candid and revealed a lot about himself.
One of the things that he revealed about himself was what he finds attractive in a potential wife. He said;
A woman who is a man’s peace is the best wife ever.
And what should a husband provide in return for a wife? He said;
Provider, protector and a good lover. (You must satisfy your wife in bed…ALWAYS)
He said that the most important piece of advice that he had ever received was that one’s greatest fear will always conquer one’s greatest desire.
Mike Sonko is one politician who knows how to keep his name in the spotlight just like celebrities Vera and Willy Paul. This past weekend, the good governor decided to add onto some of the congratulatory messages that Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru was receiving after her nuptials.
And his was probably the best and the most memorable. His message was noteworthy as it was a tongue in cheek blessing by the governor to his Kiringaga colleague about the future child she might have.
His caption read;
Before the honeymoon begins let me take this earliest opportunity on behalf of my family and the great people of Nairobi to Congratulate my colleague from Kirinyaga H.E @anne.waiguru for getting married to Wakili Waiganjo. May the Lord bless your marriage. May you have a safe delivery on your bundle of joy on the way. You are welcome to enjoy the state of the art maternity facilities at Pumwani hospital where the 1st Lady of Nairobi is also set to deliver there in a couple of months to come.
Manze, Waiguru and her husband Kamotho haven’t even finished their honeymoon and Sonko is already blessing them like a medicine man. Kenyans saw the hilarity of his post with some their reactions are below;
kanyungutabby Lemmi say Congrats because i cannot say kongirashulations. There is hope after all. Anybidy looking for a wife? Must be 45 n above. jacqueline_ndambuki Mhesh unachoma 😂😂😂😂😂aje sasa pumwani 😂😂😂😂lakini ni poa nimejua ako paged 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 hcssan7 Sonko I really need a job. I hav no energy even to comment about your post. zippyyoungbillionaire 😂😂😂😂 me too I’m looking a serious man who can marry me must be 40-50yrs anyway congrats maama.
Waiguru and her husband tied the knot on Saturday in a Kikuyu traditional wedding ceremony dubbed as Ngurario. The event was attended by Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta. The guests donned captivating traditional Gikuyu attire and the bride was simply a sight to behold.
These photos of Waiguru being fed by her husband to be will give you wedding fever
By the way, for those who are wondering, both Waiguru and Kamotho have 3 kids each from their previous marriages.
Cancer robbed us this week of a great warrior. That person was the late Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore. Bob succumbed to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia on Monday after battling the disease for two years.
While it may seem that cancer claims every person that it attacks, there are some people who have fought the disease and won. And there are those Kenyans who are still fighting right now.
One of those is Kibra MP Ken Okoth battling Colorectal Cancer with every fiber in his body. He has been in France the last couple of months for treatment. He recently decided to pay a visit to Kenya’s ambassador to France, Judy Wakhungu.
While visiting Wakhungu, they discussed various issues ranging from education projects and sports diplomacy among other issues affecting his constituents. She wrote on her Twitter page;
Courtesy call from from Ken Okoth (Kibra). He updated us on many issues including his impressive education projects and his plans for increasing them to reach as many students as possible. He is also keen to use Sports Diplomacy to expand students’ horizons.
Many Kenyans were thrilled to see the MP in good spirits including Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who weighed in urging the MP to soldier on. Sonko also promised to sponsor a team of religious leaders, and his constituents to pay him a visit in France, writing;
Cancer is really hitting us hard. The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart…on behalf of the great people of Nairobi our prayers are with you Ken Okoth. I shall be willing to sponsor and lead a delegation of pastors, Imams and a few Kibra constituents to visit him in France and pray for our beloved MP. Get Well Soon Bro. Just continue believing in God.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. … The total annual economic cost of cancer in 2010 was estimated at approximately US$ 1.16 trillion (Ksh 116 trillion shillings).
There are Kenyans who have been blessed with wonderful homes. Many of them are hidden behind gated communities and armed guards.
But there are those celebs who have opened up their lives and let us see a part of their inner sanctums. Some of those houses are below;
The singer and businesswoman has one of the most beautiful mansions in Kenya. She built the home from scratch in her home county of Rongo has a well-kempt compound and manicured lawns.
It also features a swimming pool and a play area for the kids which also acts as a relaxing spot for anybody in the vicinity who wishes to enjoy nature on the green grass.
The compound is well lit and features well-constructed pathways for a nerve-calming walk around the mansion
The Nairobi governor boasts two opulent and ostentatious mansions; one in Nairobi and another in Mua Hills in Machakos.
Ali Hassan Joho mansion
The Mombasa governor is a fashionable dresser, a style God and is known to have expensive tastes. One thing he rarely does is reveal his home. But early this year he showed a sliver of his huge abode and it was a sight to behold.
Bishop Allan and Kathy Kiuna
The couple who founded the popular Jubilee Christian Church have been blessed and have a pristine home located in the upmarket locale of Runda.
The Governor of Kirinyaga owns a home in Kitisuru that is estimated to cost between 100 and 150 million Kenya shillings.
The recent public exchanges between Sonko and Passaris have gripped the country and also served as an embarrassment according to KOT.
It got worse as Sonko was the guest on Citizen TV Wednesday June 5h, where he exposed private conversations with Passaris, leading to the TV station abruptly ending the interview.
In Thursday’s morning conversation on Classic 105, Maina Kageni’s topic was about Sonko’s behavior.
Maina sought to know from Classic 105 listeners how one deals with a person who cannot keep a secret.
What do you think about what you saw yesterday with Sonko at the JK live interview?
What could you have done if you were Sonko’s wife?
These are some of the questions that Maina asked. He was however somehow convinced that Sonko was not wrong about what he was doing. He also said that he is hopeful that Sonko will one day ‘anika’ corruption scandals.
Maina dug in with his opinion saying
‘The only thing with Sonko is that you just never know what is coming he might say something that might get you sued. There is something about Sonko that I like. I can’t put my finger on it I just get the sense that cartels fear him.’
The comments from Sonko also elicited mixed reaction.
One of the female callers said, ‘I was so ashamed about that interview because i was even watching it with my husband and son. I wonder what he will advising his children if thus what he does in public. I love my governor but with that he went overboard.
Nairobi MCAs have demanded for an immediate apology from Environment CS Keriako Tobiko for disrespecting Governor Mike Sonko.
On Saturday, during the national tree planting day event at the Moi Forces Academy in Kamukunji, Tobiko tried to prevent Sonko from making an address by openly not giving him an opportunity.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and other leaders were present during the event.
The protocol hitch led Sonko to angrily grab the microphone and start to speak, just as the Deputy President stood to make his address. Ruto was forced to sit down and let Sonko speak.
The outspoken governor said he read mischief in Tobiko’s conduct and told him off in front of the President and his deputy that respect is two-way traffic.Read here for more
“The State programme is very clear, I am supposed to speak after the national anthem, then invite the minister who is to invite the DP
The President has not disbanded Nairobi County government. You must stop this habit of disrespecting the county government,” a visibly angry Sonko said.
Sonko has previously accused the Executive of trying to run the show at City Hall.
Now Nairobi MCAs are demanding for an apology from Tobiko.
Led by Waithaka Ward MCA Anthony Karanja, who is also the chairperson of planning committee at the county assembly, the MCAs said it is now apparent that there is a section of the executive that is out to frustrate Sonko.
They want to make sure Sonko fails to deliver on his mandate by sabotaging him, Karanja said.
“Today at Moi Forces Academy, it was very clear that Tobiko did not recognize the presence of Governor Sonko. Actually, this is not the first time that Sonko is being subjected to this kind of humiliation, we have just been silent about it,” said Karanja.
He said they are soon going to let Nairobians know the behind the scenes schemes that are meant to frustrate Sonko and paint him as a non-performer.
“Nairobi County is not able to perform well because of the frustrations by the section of the Executive, but we are now not going to allow them,” he said.
He said for the first time, Nairobi County government and the National government were being led by leaders from the Jubilee Party and they should therefore use the golden opportunity and work together for the benefit of the millions of Nairobians.
“It is very unfortunate that something like that happened in a function attended by the Head of State and his deputy. We hope that President Uhuru is going to intervene and ensure that Sonko is allowed space to deliver on his promise to his people,” he added.
Mlango-Kubwa MCA, who is also the chairlady of Ward Development Fund, Patricia Mutheu said disrespecting the governor is disrespecting the 45 elected MCAs.
“Disrespecting Sonko means disrespecting the MCAs, which means disrespecting the will of those who woke up early on August 8 to go and vote for them. We demand respect and we demand an apology,” she said.
She said even if some leaders in the Executive do not respect Sonko, they should at least respect the office of the governor as an institution and the 800,000 people that voted for him.
They spoke during a press conference at City Hall on Saturday evening.