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Exclusive: Saumu Mbuvi reveals the pros and cons of being Mike Sonko’s daughter

Saumu Mbuvi, the daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, recently shared her perspective on the advantages and disadvantages of being the child of a prominent political figure.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Saumu opened up about the complexities of her unique position in society.

As the mother of two and a well-known public figure herself, Saumu Mbuvi acknowledged that her family’s political background has provided her with certain advantages, such as easier access to influential individuals and an ability to garner support when championing various causes.

“Being the daughter of a political figure has its perks. It has made it easier for me to reach out to various people whenever I want to push something.” ]

However, she also candidly discussed the downsides of her high-profile lineage.

Saumu emphasized that her association with politics has led to being in insincere relationships and having opportunistic individuals into her life.

“It’s both a blessing and a curse being a daughter of a political figure,” she remarked.

“One of the many privileges is having a good role model to look up to, and also I get to enjoy certain privileges, getting access to better things. But it also attracts a lot of fake friendships and people who want to use me for their own agendas.”

Saumu is actively championing her foundation, ‘Pamoja We Can’ which focuses on raising awareness about mental health.

“I am a survivor of bipolar disorder, and I have personally lived with this condition for more than seven years now.

As I continued to share my own experiences, I realized that countless people, especially in our generation, were silently suffering and afraid to speak out.

This is why I made the decision to step forward and become a voice for those who have been silenced.

Our mission is to support and guide young individuals, preventing them from resorting to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for stress. We want to convey the message that it’s perfectly okay not to be okay.”