Mike Sonko might be having a tough time politically but that doesn’t mean the man can’t still celebrate his birthday with pomp. Yesterday, the Nairobi governor ushered in his 46th birthday with style, with his close friends and family in tow to commemorate it.
And come they did, from his loving wife to his popular daughter Saumu and from the pictures the governor shared, one could tell that they had a blast.
While his birthday celebration was on everyone’s lips, his revelation concerning his daughter’s ongoing pregnancy was the icing on the cake for the celebration.
In a sweet Instagram post, the Nairobi leader revealed that his daughter Saumu Mbuvi and her politician lover, Anwar, are expecting a baby girl. Saumu first announced her second pregnancy through a cute social media post on February 15, 2020.
“The problem with us Kenyans is being afraid of small embarrassments. Be proud of yourself no matter how bad the situation is. As I thank God for another additional year on my life and as one of the youngest grandfathers, I am so glad that my granddaughter Sasha will soon have a kid sis. Haters talk during the day but sleep at night and life goes on as usual,” the grandpa said.
Saumu’s bae and future baby daddy and Lamu senator Anwar Loitiptip were also present. The two were all smiles as Saumu glowed during her last leg of the pregnancy journey. The Senator and Sonko have such a great relationship that the Governor even fed him a piece of cake!
Ever since Saumu started dating the Senator, she has been nothing but overjoyed with a smile plastered on her face. She even decided to adopt a little girl while serving underprivileged kids at a Coast orphanage.
When Kenyans learnt of the accident involving Raphael Tuju, many later sought to know who the other victims were.
Tuju was involved in an accident on Wednesday February 12 on the way to Kabarak for Daniel Moi’ state funeral.
The accident happened on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in Kijabe area after his car collided head-on with a matatu.
Well one of the victims in the Nissan matatu has been identified after a plea for help in paying the bills.
The victim identified as Jane Muthoni, was a passenger in the Nissan matatu and had travelled to Nyahururu to attend a burial. Sadly on the way back to Nairobi, the vehicle she was in hit Tuju’s vehicle.
Hello everyone this is a friend of mine who was in the nissan that got involved in the accident with Cs Raphael Tuju’s car.Her name is Jane Muthoni from Nyahururu but lives in Nairobi.She had gone for a friends burial in Nyahururu and on their way back esrly previous day that’s when the fate took place.
She broke her hand,leg and some neck fructure. Has been receiving treatment in Kijabe Hospital .She has been discharged to continue receiving treatment from home but cannot go home since she cannot raise the bill.Please assist where you can and share this post
Her friend called Mike Sonko who took action immediately
This is so unfair though I thought the government would assist them. Share share share.
Court papers filed in 2001 reveal that Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko confessed that he ailed from HIV. The court papers filed by the office of Director of Public Prosecutions say Sonko claimed in an affidavit that he was ailing from at least four life-threatening conditions as he sought to secure his release from prison 18 years ago.
The documents which were obtained by The Star, reveal that the governor had in 2001 said in an affidavit that he was HIV positive and epileptic.
In the affidavit, Sonko claimed that he was suffering from chronic tuberculosis and peptic ulcers. The county chief also claimed that he was by 2001 the son of a single mother who had died while he was behind bars.
‘I have undergone a lot of suffering. I lost my mother while in prison. she was a single parent and my only hope. my younger brother and sister are still in school and now depend on me. my wife was thrown out of the house and all the belongings seized,’ he said.
He also claimed that his conditions required ‘expensive treatment and management.’
‘Currently, I am admitted at the prison hospital and my chances of survival are very minimal hence seek to be released on medical grounds or in compliance of the presidential amnesty exercise dated 12/12/2000,’ Sonko says.
The affidavit was filed at the High Court in Nairobi.
Yesterday Sonko was taken from remand prison to hospital. Doctors attending to the governor at Kenyatta National Hospital did not say what he was being treated for but Sonko’s handlers said he suffered chest pains and high blood pressure.
Mike Sonko was the trending topic yesterday after the Nairobi Governor’s dramatic arrest in Voi. Mike who normally cuts a brazen figure while in his pomp was crying like a petulant child when the cops came to arrest him.
Sonko and other officials are alleged to have facilitated irregular payments of KSh 357 million. The scene of his arrest has seen numerous viral memes made showing the governor in tears as the cops try to arrest him. ENOUGH, about his crying!!! Let’s go to the meat of the story.
The popular governor still has people in his corner even in this bleak times when he is a guest of the state at the EACC jail cells. Who might that be, you might ask? Well, that person is his daughter and famous because her father is famous, Saumu Mbuvi.
Saumu who I can now call a ‘socialite’ has come out in support of her father. The medium? Instagram. The message? A photo she posted that showed her and her father in times past when none of them was sleeping in a jail cell.
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!
Maina and King’ang’i spoke today about a plethora of trending events. One of those was about Lucy Natasha and Maina Kageni dating.
King’ang’i took some playful jibes at Maina with Mr. Kageni telling Mwalimu to lay off and relax. ‘Leave that Lucy Natasha story. You don’t know how she feels. If that is your plan, you will fail.’
King’angi didn’t back down and insisted that he had to get saved, insinuating that dating Lucy was a way to accomplish that goal.
Mwalimu also spoke about Eliud Kipchoge’s recent historic run giving listeners a comparison of what he had achieved, saying, ‘Kipchoge can run from Thika to Nairobi in 2 hours. His problem is that he can’t pass Githurai with those shoes.’
The last snippet was memorable as Maina played a clip of Sonko discussing Nairobi affairs with Simon Mbugua. The host was shocked at the Nairobi governor’s antics, enthusing;
‘Aki Sonko, really. This guy is just unreal. For entertainment purposes he delivers. If he ever becomes president, he shall settle his political scores using phonecalls. This guy felt nothing. He recorded this phone call while in the toilet of his hotel room. Yaani he even flushed the loo. Aki Sonkoree!’
Maina added incredulously;
‘Kamanda usikaribie City Hall. Isn’t Sonko mad! He is an African Trump. He will reveal the mushene everyday. He will be the most ridiculous president ever! I cannot believe that guy. You are on a toilet. he was talking to Simon Mbugua. One day you wake up and he is the president.’
“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.
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.