Public Health Minister and MP for Dagoretti Beth Mugo has dropped her bid to vie for the Nairobi Senatorial seat or any other political seat citing health issues.
Accompanied by her doctor and family members, Mugo said she will however remain steadfast in the Jubilee coalition presidential campaigns.
At a press conference held in her office on Thursday, Mugo said that she is stepping down for health reasons.
According to her Doctor Robert Mathenge, the decision was arrived at after intense consultations with Mugo’s doctors in the US, who recommended that the minister cuts down her working hours in order to remain in good health.
Gideon “Mike Sonko” Mbuvi is now the only candidate running for the seat on a TNA ticket. Former minister Maina Kamanda (PNU) is also eyeing the seat.
ODM candidates are Regional minister Fred Gumo, Nairobi Metropolitan assistant minister Elizabeth Ongoro and Housing assistant minister Margaret Wanjiru.
Mugo returned from the US a few months ago after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.