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Saumu Mbuvi: Being a single parent is the best thing that ever happened to me

Saumu Mbuvi, the first born daughter of former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, has had tumultuous relationships that have had dramatic ends.

The most dramatic of these relationships played out when she dated her two baby daddies Ben Gatu and former Lamu senator Anwar Loitiptip.

But despite all this, Saumu says that being a single parent is the best thing that has ever happened to her.

While responding to a fan on Instagram who asked her how it has been parenting two kids on her own, Saumu said being a single parent has so far been a beautiful journey.

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“It is such a beautiful journey trust me, always accept that you will not always be right, and accept to be corrected as a mother. Always put your children first before making any decision and be patient with yourself, you are doing the best you can,” Saumu said.

Saumu and Loitiptip started dating in 2019 after they met in Mombasa where she was on holiday and he was there for work.

Their relationship had its fair share of drama and controversies, most notably an incident in 2019, when the lovebirds were attacked outside Memphis Lounge off Thika road on Madaraka Day. Following the incident, the Senator was hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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A security guard, David Kombo, was later charged at the Makadara Law Courts with assaulting the couple, but he denied the charge and was freed on a cash bail of Sh30,000.

The couple welcomed their first baby together – Saumu’s second – on March 8, 2020.

Their daughter also shares a birthday with her elder sister and Saumu’s first child whom she sired with businessman-cum-politician Ben Gatu.

Saumu and Loitiptip broke up in 2021 and the mother of two later revealed that they parted ways due to irreconcilable differences. She has however not disclosed exactly what led to their separation.

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