Public Health minister Beth Mugo will stay longer in the United States, where she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her ministry said she is doing well and has just completed the first phase of preventive treatment to hinder any future recurrence. The minister is being treated at the the Perelman Centre for Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
The ministry said she is expected to return home " in a few weeks time." Mugo has been quiet since she left the country on January 13 prompting rumours regarding her health on the social media. Kenyan ambassador to US Elkanah Odembo visited Mugo in her apartment this week and said she is in good health. Mugo, who is accompanied by her husband ambassador Nicholas Mugo, said she has held discussed with the hospital's senior vice president to support cancer programmes in Kenya.
Early this year, she said her experience would help to enlighten Kenyans on the importance of recognising possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action for early diagnosis and treatment. Mugo was successfully treated for the breast cancer in November and it was fully eliminated, her personal doctor Robert Mathenge said.