Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter, Saumu Mbuvi, did not have kind words for an Instagram user who questioned why she [Saumu] is dating “married” 33-year-old Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip.
Saumu had taken to the photo-sharing app on Monday, September 16, to suggest that the senator, due to his social status, has been exposed to many women in and out of Kenya, but has chosen to be in a relationship with her [Saumu] because there is much more than “looks and sex” that she can offer.
Saumu likened her love life to that of Nigerian award-winning popstar Davido. Despite Davido’s vast fame and success in the music industry, he settled on a relationship with one Chioma Rowland, whom he has been dating since early 2018.
Davido proposed to Chioma on the night of September 12, 2019 in London, UK.
“Davido had the longest jumpy period of his life… Shot videos with the most beautiful women alive… but look at him now… Every woman would want to be Chioma right now,” said Saumu Sonko on her Instagram page on Monday.
The words were a caption to a picture of her kissing Senator Loitiptip on the cheek.
“That kind of love exists and it takes a lot more than just looks and sex. This current life is here to prepare us for the next life… And what really matters most is for us to love and to be loved…
“So, if you have anything to say to me, say it now, enjoy your 2 minutes of fame or be quiet forever. Love always wins, and light always outshines darkness.
“I don’t want to be the first one to break the good news… I will leave it to my Mr…You will forever be my best friend,” said Saumu Sonko.
From her Instagram post, the governor’s daughter had, clearly, requested for those who have an issue with her relationship with Senator Loitiptip to voice out their gripe, and so did one Miss Myudneey, who said: “I saw an article in a newspaper saying he is married. Is that the agreement [that you be the side lover]? (not that it’s my business).”
A seemingly angered Saumu Mbuvi responded to Myudneey’s comment, saying: “[It is] good for you… Maybe married to one of your ancestors, labda… Drink more water [and] it will keep you busy kwa hizo roundi za choo utapiga. At least with that, you will mind your business more.”
Saumu Mbuvi, in a previous online post, denied that Senator Loitiptip was married.
“What is this I am seeing all over the media that my husband is married, yet I know he isn’t? I never heard of any wedding between him and any woman,” said Saumu.
According to the governor’s daughter, Anwar was only dating a police officer, Sophia Mohammed, but the relationship, which spanned months, did not end in marriage.
Saumu’s Monday defense of her lover comes on the back of allegations that he used, impregnated and dumped a 36-year-old woman, Hanifa Were, who on Sunday, September, 15 addressed journalists in Nyali, Mombasa.
Dismissing Hanifa’s claims, Senator Loitiptip, said the 36-year-old woman was out to taint his image after he told that their relationship won’t work.
At the press conference, Hanifa said she met Loitipip in April 2019 on Facebook.
Hanifa, who is popularly known as Hanny Fynn, said their relationship started when the Lamu senator sent her a message on Facebook.
“At first, I thought it was a fake account, but when he video-called me, I realised it was him. He told me that he was in need of a wife and I would settle down in marriage. I was so convinced that I didn’t think twice,” she said.
Hanifa said she later traveled to Nairobi where she met Loitiptip in a restaurant, after which they went home together.
“He asked me to travel to Nairobi and when we met, he took me to a nearby shop where we he bought me new clothes because we had to spend the night at his residence,” said Hanifa.
The woman told journalists that she spent two days at the senator’s house, and was forced to travel back to Mombasa after she was mistreated.
Hanifa said she discovered she was pregnant and informed Loitiptip.
“I called the senator and told him about the pregnancy. He, however, said he has nothing to do with it. Since then, he has been threatening me, saying I should leave him alone,” she said.
Loitiptip, however, dismissed Hanifa’s claims, describing them as a ploy to taint his image but admitted that he was in a relationship with the woman.
“I am a married man. I thought she would make a wife, but later realised that she is older than me. I was not ready to settle down with her. I was not ready to settle down with her. She is too old for me,” he said, claiming the woman has been threatening to break his family.