Saumu Mbuvi reveals what its like being Sonko’s daughter

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

In an interview with Nairobi News, Mbuvi acknowledged that her family’s background has provided her with certain advantages, such as easier access to influential individuals and the ability to garner support for her causes. However, she also candidly discussed the downsides of her high-profile lineage, including insincere relationships and opportunistic individuals.

Despite the challenges, Mbuvi is actively championing her foundation, Pamoja We Can, which focuses on raising awareness about mental health. She is a survivor of bipolar disorder and shares her own experiences to help others who are silently suffering. Mbuvi’s mission is to support young individuals and prevent them from resorting to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for stress.


  • Easier access to influential individuals
  • Ability to garner support for causes
  • Good role model to look up to
  • Access to better things


  • Insincere relationships
  • Opportunistic individuals
  • Fake friendships
  • People who want to use you for their own agendas

Mbuvi’s Mission

“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.”


Saumu Mbuvi is a courageously outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. Despite the challenges she faces as the child of a prominent political figure, she is determined to make a difference in the world.

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