Saumu Sonko: Fairytale love affair with Senator boyfriend ends in premium tears
When it rains, it pours, especially when you are former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko. While the politician was getting a beating from the powers that be, his daughter, Saumu, was getting a beating from her fiancée, Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip, with whom she has broken up.
But before the much publicized break-up Anwar and Saumu were madly and deeply in love. Barely two years ago, Anwar was ready to die for the queen of his heart. The senator almost lost his life when he lurched forward to whisk Saumu from danger at Club Memphis in Kasarani area, Nairobi, rescuing the governor’s daughter from unknown assailants who had locked her inside the washrooms where they had gone to watch a football match. The senator sustained head injuries from the attackers who also threatened to kill him.
His bravery touched her heart, melted her soul. She had found her knight in shining armour; her Moran of the Burning Spear. A wedding was planned, although the date was not announced. And in in quick order, baby popped and Governor Sonko, King of fashion and bling, was a grandpa again.
But cracks started to emerge this year with rumours about a relationship rocked by cheating and domestic violence. A Nairobi socialite, who is a mutual female friend, being seen with the Senator in public recently appears to have been the last nail on the coffin of a relationship whose embers had died.
When asked if she was still with the senator after he was spotted with the woman at Yejoka Gardens in Kilimani, Saumu retorted, “I did charity, donated to maskini” insinuating that she knew about the alleged affair and had passed on the father of her daughter.
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The Senator confirmed to The Nairobian that the lady in question is his business associate and a close friend to his family. He also revealed that he is no longer living with Saumu because she is at her family home undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
Loitiptip is the grandson of the late Stanley Shapashina ole Oloitipitip, a burly Maasai political kingpin and Cabinet minister who left behind 13 breathing wives.