• Sonko also lost his dad a few years ago after years of ill health.
Former Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko is today celebrating his mum's 25 death anniversary.
Saumu Mukami did not leave long enough to celebrate the man his son has become.
Through his socials, Sonko said that it is painful losing a mum no matter what age one is.
In loving memory of my lovely mum Saumu Mukami Kaimathari Mbuvi.
"It is so painful to lose a mother, it's exactly 25 years since you went to be with the Lord! I thank God for the time he gave us your children to know and love you.
Your life made me all that I am and your death made me more sensitive to other people's pain and suffering. Secret tears still flow when we think of you. Living without you is almost impossible. In life we loved you, in death we still do."
He further thanked God for the time he enabled their mum to spend time with his kids.
"We thank God for letting us be part of your life. We know you are still with us, watching over us. Your departure changed our lives completely and made us love you even more. Continue resting in peace mum till we meet again.
May God grant peace to all who are mourning the loss of their loved ones today. Mum continues resting in peace. I love you. I miss you so so much."
Sonko lost his dad in 2015.
Gideon Kioko Kivanguli, passed away aged 67.
Sonko took to his socials to announce his death
Dear Kenyans and watu wangu nyote in general I thank every one of you for your prayers during my Dad's sickness. We all loved him but GOD loved him more than we. Mzee has just left us. Continue praying for our family and all those in similar situations.