Anne Muthoni Thumbi at Waithaka Health Centre
Nairobi nominated MCA Anne Muthoni Thumbi, a trained nurse has volunteered to work in a local health facility amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Kenya.
Muthoni decided not to let her medical skills go to waste after the Nairobi County Assembly suspended sittings for 30 days over fears of the virus.
The mother of one is volunteering at Waithaka Health Centre in Dagoretti South as a nurse and says she first sought approval from the Ministry of Health after submitting her application alongside her practicing license.
In an interview with a local blog, Muthoni said she works at the facility’s maternity ward for seven hours and also conducts family planning and Covid-19 training.
Prior to her nomination by the ruling Jubilee Party in 2017, the 32-year-old worked at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.
Muthoni hit media headlines last year after it was revealed that the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth, who succumbed to colorectal cancer in July 2019, was the father of her son.
She sued Okoth’s family including his wife Monica and mother Angelina for failing to recognize the boy as the late politician’s son. The parties later reached a consensus after a DNA test confirmed paternity.