Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip has responded to allegations of assaulting and injuring Saumu Mbuvi, the daughter of former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko.
In a series of social media posts, Saumu stated that the senator nearly killer her following the violence.
“These are the things he did to me. He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”
However, the controversial senator has confirmed beating Saumu Mbuvi.
“Yes, but only once, before I knew she is suffering from a mental problem. She has a mental psychiatric problem called bipolar. That’s why we never stayed together. She breaks things, shouts and loses memory for even a week. Imagine, and all the Kenyans and media houses don’t know. I always hide this from people,” said Loitiptip.
He added she did not get hospitalised from his beating, she was already sick.
“Call her family members, mine, friends, hospital. Everyone knows she is sick. It’s just you media guys who don’t know, and we opted to hide to safeguard her name, but now she has turned her story to favour her.”
Saumu has since confirmed she has bipolar .
“I’m okay being bipolar, it’s actually just a plus. Makes me super perfect, I don’t entertain fakeness.”
Anwar claimed the problem had affected her past relationships.