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Sonko’s daughter, boyfriend in chopper stunt – PHOTOS

Senator Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu Mbuvi and her boyfriend Benson Gatu caused a stir in Kigumo, Murang’a County after they arrived for a public event in a chopper.

The two were in Murang’a to attend Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau’s thanksgiving and launch bid for Muranga governorship where more than 11,000 supporters had thronged.

The two stole the show after they made their way into the event at Kigumo Bendera High school grounds aboard the chopper.


The two flamboyant young couple clearly excited attendees who struggled to have a better view of the chopper curious to know the occupants after it hovered on the sky as it tried to land.

The two, who arrived as the speeches were ongoing, interrupted the ceremony briefly as supporters jostled thinking it was Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria who had earlier threatened to storm into the event.

The couple flanked by a friend. PHOTO |MARTIN MWAURA
The couple flanked by a friend. PHOTO |MARTIN MWAURA

The duo became the highlight after the making the grand entry as the elected MPs present Alice Wahome (Kandara) Muthomi Njuki (Chuka Igamba Ng’ombe)Meison  Leshomo (Samburu) Mpuru  Aburi (Tigania East) and Mohhamed Elmi (Tarbaj) used their SUVs.


The two are said to have come from another event in Embu County.

Gatu, who is currently eyeing the Mathioya parliamentary seat in 2017, cleared School as a law student at the JKUAT Karen where he met the senator’s daughter.


The two seems to have taken after the flamboyant senator who in his hey days, showed up at rallies in a hummer flanked by expensive SUV’s.

Saumu’s boyfriend, who claims to walk around with a briefcase full of money, is said to be generous just like his future father-in-law who is said to be his political mentor.

Gatu said he was ready and will soon be showing his might declaring he would clinch the Mathioya seat which has attracted more than five aspirants so far.

He accused the current crop of leaders of neglecting the youth and not developing the area.

‘I am not vying in Nairobi or Kiambu County as many people are saying, I am vying to represent Mathioya people where I come from,” he said.

The two left the venue hand in hand and boarded the chopper for Nairobi.