Emotions overcame Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, who cried, while talking about his daughter, Saumu Mbuvi, who gave birth to a bouncing baby girl on Friday, March 10 at a Nairobi hospital.
Speaking exclusively to EDAILY, Sonko burst into tears when he was asked about his daughter’s status.
“As we speak today, I am the youngest grandfather in the whole world,” he happily said.
“I am happy my daughter gave birth to a bouncing baby girl. I will let you know her (granddaughter’s) name later after Saumu is discharged from hospital. I am proud of my daughter, I am proud of my family, I am proud of my granddaughter,” added Senator Sonko, amid deep emotions.
“I won’t hate my daughter for giving birth out of wedlock. Let my enemies take glasses, grind the glasses and drink. But my family, my blood will remain intact,” said the tearful senator.
He emphasized: “I don’t have a grievance with my daughter’s baby daddy, despite what is circulating on social media, I love her. Blogs should give me a break. They have often referred to me as a hooligan.”
Sonko’s daughter, Saumu, was dating a businessman cum politician namely Benson Gatu. The two went their separate ways early this year due to irreconcilable differences.
Sonko, 42, says he cannot trade his feeling of “being the youngest grandfather” for anything.
“I got my first born daughter when I was in high school; that is why I am the youngest grandfather today. I do not hate my daughter. I love her. Whatever she has undergone, I have done my part well,” added the visibly emotional Senator.
The Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful says he will enroll Saumu Mbuvi for her Master’s a few months into motherhood, adding: “I want her to one day grace our screens – authoritatively – like Lillian Muli, Kanze Dena and all other great news presenters and journalists.”
“A few months into motherhood, she will enroll for her Master’s program, later for a PhD. Saumu is a very clever daughter. I won’t talk anything negative about her. Saumu, you will be a successful journalist,” said the Senator.