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Saumu Sonko: I’m under pressure to vie for MCA seat

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko’s first born daughter, Saumu Mbuvi, has opened up about being born in a wealthy family, revealing that she is under pressure to for a Member of County Assembly seat.

Saumu has shown interest in politics and has started out by becoming the vice president of the students union at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Karen campus.

In an interview with ebru TV,  Saunu said that she is “under pressure” from peers to vie for MCA, although she says that it is up to her to “make the decision”, although her popularity amongst the youth could ultimately lead to her success.

The daughter of the flashy senator considers herself a charitable leader. Her first career choice was Law, since she wanted to help in empowering women. She now aspires to be the first female president.

One with a keen ear will however notice that in her voice there is a hint of a fake accent possibly American going by the way she pronounces certain words like “boda-boda”.


Saumu Mbuvi, the first born daughter of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.
Saumu Mbuvi, the first born daughter of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.

Sauma admits that it is difficult for her to live a normal life, especially blending in with the average youth, as “people would take pictures”. She also doesn’t frequent nightclubs as it “would tend to have a negative impact on her in the future and also taint the family name.”

Saumu drives a red convertible BMW, which she does not shy away from showing off on her Instgram, among other collections.

She, however, seems to have inherited her father’s sense of can-do-it attitude and aspires to be the youngest billionaire in Kenya at the age of 23.

She acknowledges that her endeavors in life will be associated with her father, something she is keen to avoid. “No matter what challenges I face, I am going for it,” she says.

When questioned about what she thinks of socialites in Kenya, she says she believes young girls are losing it and looking for an easy and quick way to riches by attracting “sponsors”.

“The only way to enjoy the money you have is to work hard for it, easy money is not satisfying,” she says.