Saumu Mbuvi
Saumu Mbuvi
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In the last couple of days, Saumu Mbuvi has been very vocal when it comes to mental health issues facing the youth.

She has pointed out that it is very real problem that's affecting many people but sadly it is not being taken seriously.

In an interview with Joanne Waeni, she has for the first time revealed that she suffered from bipolar disorder.

Saumu Mbuvi
Saumu Mbuvi
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"When I lost my mother I was young and went through very bad trauma, mental torture and it was hard to accept what I was going through. It got to a point I was not okay and was admitted due to mental related issues and I was diagnosed with bipolar. My mother was my everything."

Adding that it got so bad she attempted suicide. 

"I  once tried to commit suicide. I had a lot of things going on in my head at that time. I have suffered from bipolar disorder for the last eight years. I am on lifetime pills and it is not easy sometimes when you have to deal with people especially with fake people. It really drains me up when people try to take advantage of me."

Married to Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip, she says he is her greatest support system something that she did not have in her previous relationships.

Saumu and Anwar Loitiptip
Saumu and Anwar Loitiptip
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"Mental health is very important and that’s one thing I thank god I got from my husband because he really understood me. All my relationships [with other men] took it as a disability, ni kama wewe ni kilema. You can’t think straight so they have to think for you, make decisions for you because you’re on lifetime pills.I was living in a shadow of people and they were trying to control who I was." Saumu opened up.

After her followers listened to her story, they took to her direct message to tell their stories. She is happy to be in a space where she can help people out of that hardship.