Saumu Mbuvi, the daughter of former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, is not new to paparazzi and media coverage and recently she’s been the subject of both with her aspirations in both love and politics. The mother of two has faced her fair share of struggles but has also experienced triumphs along the way.
In a recent social media Q&A session, Saumu revealed her intention to run for a political seat in the upcoming 2027 general elections. Responding to a comment from a netizen who called her a “leader to watch,” Saumu expressed her desire to follow in her father’s footsteps and make a difference in politics.
“I will definitely try my best and; let God do the rest. 2027 lazima tukuwe kwa ballots!” exclaimed the young budding entrepreneur.
She emphasised the importance of youth taking matters into their own hands to bring about the change they want to see.
“As youths we must take matters affecting us in our own hands and implement the change we want to see,” added the soon to be politician Saumu while replying to the netizen.
Although she did not disclose which specific seat she is eyeing, her announcement did not come as a surprise, as her sister Sandra had previously hinted at Saumu’s interest in politics.
Speaking of Sandra, Saumu’s younger sister, she also made headlines by expressing her own political ambitions. Sandra, a plus-size model, social media influencer, and budding entrepreneur, recently revealed that she has her eyes set on politics and may enter the political arena in due time.
“In all the things I try to do, I want to do them just like you, I’m watching every move you make, and I’m trying to take each step you take,” Sandra captioned on a daddy-daughter post with her father Mike Sonko
Sandra’s revelation came as a surprise, as she had previously distanced herself from politics. However, it seems that she has had a change of heart and is now considering following in her family’s political footsteps.
While Saumu and Sandra are making waves in the political sphere, Saumu has also been candid about her struggles in the dating world.
After breaking up with her baby daddies Benson Gatu and Senator Anwar Loitiptip, Saumu has made it clear that she is not ready to date again. She has been turning down advances from men and stated that she is focused on her children’s love, which she considers to be enough.
“Not interested, my kids’ love is enough. I’m complete,” said Saumu when a wannabe suitor approached her online
In the past, Saumu has struggled with relationships and admitted that she often jumps into new relationships shortly after a breakup. However, her recent decision to take a break from dating suggests a shift in her perspective.
Saumu’s openness about her struggles extends beyond love and relationships. She has been vocal about her battle with bipolar disorder and how she manages it. Saumu has turned to exercise as a form of therapy and has found it to be immensely helpful in managing her intense mood swings.
“After doing research, I’m comfortable with working out. And also I always don’t like the easy way out when dealing with things,” she said.
By staying engaged in workout sessions, she can distract herself from negative thoughts and find solace in physical activity.
“I no longer have mental breakdowns, and it is also good for those fighting depression,” confessed Saumu, “Working out has been very helpful. I don’t have time to think about things that can break me down. Part of the bipolar side effects is insomnia, so after the two-hour workout, I get home tired and I have quality sleep.” she added
Saumu’s commitment to fitness and her openness about her mental health struggles serve as an inspiration to others who may be going through similar challenges.
Despite the obstacles she has faced, Saumu has experienced triumphs in various aspects of her life. Her recent appointment as the Machakos State Chair for the Anti-Gender Based Violence wing of the All Ladies League is a testament to her dedication to empowering women and addressing mental health issues.
“I am dedicated to creating programs that address mental health, empowerment, and mentoring, incorporating the principles of positive psychology” read her Twitter post in part.
As a survivor of gender-based violence herself, Saumu is determined to support and uplift other women who find themselves in similar situations. Her appointment signifies a remarkable opportunity for her to advocate for change and make a positive impact in society.
“I am a survivor of gender-based violence and this fuels my determination to support and uplift women who find themselves in similar situations” she added
Saumu Mbuvi’s journey has been filled with struggles and triumphs. From her aspirations in politics to her commitment to raising awareness about mental health and empowering women, it appears she is determined to make a difference. As she continues to navigate through life’s challenges, it is clear that Saumu’s resilience and determination may propel her towards even greater accomplishments in the future.