Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu Mbuvi has defended her father’s honour against allegations that he is corrupt.

Speaking to Radio Jambo this week, Saumu said the worst troll about her father is being told that he is a narcotics trafficker. She acknowledged that she gets affected by the bad things people associate her father with.

“It does affect me because they don’t know what kind of a person my dad is. My dad helps a lot in this country. Saying that he is a thief hurts me,” she said.

Ms Mbuvi attributed Sonko’s success to hard work and determination.

“I know he has gone through so much to be where he is,” she told Massawe.

On matters joining politics, Saumu said her current priorities lie elsewhere. “Right now I can’t compete for leadership because I want to empower young girls. I don’t want to rush into politics,” she said.

She disclosed that she will be starting a children’s home in Malindi by June next year.

Saumu’s parting shot to people who speak ill of her and family: “They should look for something else to do.”

She noted: “Being a governor’s daughter does not mean we don’t make mistakes. We all make mistakes.”

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I have always liked my people abit damaged .A bit rough around the edges..A bit difficult to stereotype.A bit stranger than normal crowd.I like people whose eyes tell stories and whose smiles have fought through wars.If you’re perfect, chances are, we aren’t going to get on.If you’re one of the cool kids, chances are, you won’t like me.You see, what I want is authentic. What I want to see is your purity, I want to see the way you wear your scars, I want to see how brave you are with you vulnerability, how emotionally naked do you let the world see you. Yours damage may not be beautiful, but it has made you exquisite. It makes you original, different – and one of my kind of people because people like you are the most incredible things about this world.

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