What you did not know about Mike Mbuvi Sonko: biography, age, family, education, wife, children, salary, cars, house, net worth, and impeachment

Mike Mbuvi Sonko is a Kenyan politician and a businessperson known for his heart of giving. He joined politics over a decade ago and has been active since then. At the age of 35, Mike was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Makadara constituency. He then vied for a senatorial seat in 2013 and became the first senator for Nairobi County.

Mike Mbuvi Sonko
Mike Mbuvi Sonko

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Early 2016, Mike announced his intention to run for the gubernatorial seat in the 2017 by-election. After the elections, Mike defeated his incumbent Evans Kidero and became the second governor for Nairobi County.

What you did not know about Mike Mbuvi Sonko

Let us discover more about Mike Sonko’s biography, age, family, education, wife, children, education, salary, cars, house, net worth, and impeachment.

Mike Sonko Profile

Real name:              Mbuvi Gideon Kioko

Date of birth:           February 27, 1975

Place of birth:          Mombasa

Nationality:              Kenyan

Parents:                    Mzee Kivanguli and the late Saumu Mukami

Siblings:                    Not known

Status:                       Married

Wife:                         Primrose Mbuvi

Children:                  Saumu Sonko, Salma Sonko, Sandra Sonko

Occupation:             Politician, Businessman

Party:                        Jubilee Party of Kenya

Awards:                    Honorary Degree of excellence from European Digital


Twitter account:     Mike Sonko


Mike Sonko Biography

Mbuvi Gideon Kioko Wam Mike Sonko was born on February 27, 1975, in Mombasa to Mzee Kivanguli and the late Saumu Mukami. We cannot tell if he has any siblings, as much is not said about them. Below are Mike Sonko’s education history and career.

Sonko education

Sonko attended Kikowani primary school, after which he passed and proceeded to secondary. He then went to Kwale High School for secondary studies. Later, Sonko joined Kenya Methodist University Nairobi campus for Business Administration Degree.

Who is Mike Sonko’s wife?

Apart from being active in politics, Sonko is also a married man with a happy family. He has had three wives, but the first two died. Sonko said that he is legally married to his current wife, Primrose Mbuvi. Besides, Sonko has been seen severally in public with his family.

Mike Mbuvi Sonko
Sonko and his wife Primrose

Mike Sonko children

Sonko is a father of three children; Saumu Sonko, Salma Sonko, and Sandra Sonko. The three daughters have different mothers – Saumu Mbuvi was born to the first wife, the late Wangui Njeri, the second daughter was born to the second wife whose details were never disclosed, and the third was born to Primrose.

Sonko's family
Sonko, his wife and the three daughters

Mike Sonko salary

Sonko is one of the richest politicians in Kenya. According to reports, Governors in Kenya earn a basic salary of Ksh. 924,000 per month. They also receive several allowances that amount their salary to more than a million. Governor Sonko earned his salary until December 3, 2020, when he got impeached by the Nairobi County Assembly.

Sonko Rescue Team

During his time as a senator, Sonko formed a Non-Governmental Organization named Sonko Rescue Team. The organization aimed at providing government-like services to the residents of Nairobi slums.

One of Mike Sonko's Rescue Team cars
One of Mike Sonko’s Rescue Team cars

Moreover, he gave out several cars that were transporting foodstuffs to people under the control of his Rescue Team.

Mike Sonko cars

Being one of the richest politicians in Kenya, Sonko owns a fleet of flashy cars that most Kenyans can only dream of affording. Interestingly, he loves his cars painted in gold.

Sonko's love for golden cars
Sonko’s love for golden cars
One of Sonko's gold cars
One of Sonko’s gold cars
Some of Sonko’s cars

His car list includes Mercedes E Class model W211, Mercedes C class model W202, Nissan Patrol Sixth Generation, Mercedes S Class model W221, and Land Range Rover Discovery 4.

Mike Sonko houses

Have you been wondering about who owns the most expensive house in Kenya? Mike Mbuvi Sonko is one of the wealthiest men in Kenya with the most expensive houses. His mansion in Mua Hills, Maanzoni Machakos County, is estimated to Ksh. 150 million.

Outlook of Sonko's mansion
Outlook of Sonko’s mansion
One of Sonko's mansions
One of Sonko’s mansions
Inside Sonko's compound
Inside Sonko’s compound

Mike Sonko net worth

Sonko gets his wealth from different sources such as Real Estate, Matatu business, Boutiques, Cyber Cafes, and Club Casurina. During an interview on May 8, 2019, Sonko claimed that his net worth is more than Ksh. 32 billion.

Mike Sonko Impeachment

Governor Mike Sonko has finally faced a second impeachment after 88 MCAs of Nairobi County voted him out. This is after the minority leader of the Nairobi County Assembly chaired the motion on Thursday, 3 December 2020.

According to a number of sources, Governor Sonko had taken constant actions aiming to frustrate operations of the newly formed Nairobi Metropolitan Services, including NMS funds.

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