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Isiolo senator Mohammed Kuti to retire from politics on health grounds

By Ali Abdi | Published Sun, April 24th 2016 at 12:33, Updated April 24th 2016 at 12:39 GMT +3
Chairman Standing committee on health--Senate, Dr. Mohammed Kuti[left] makes a point during press conference at Mombasa Serena Beach resort and Spa. (Photo:Omondi Onyango/Standard)

Isiolo Senator Mohammed Kuti will bow out of politics in August next year. Dr Kuti (pictured) was the Isiolo North MP between 2003 and 2013. He also served as a Cabinet Minister in the Narc and Grand Coalition governments before his election as Senator in 2013 on a URP ticket.

 In a letter sent to his Sakuye elders who were attending a clan meeting in Garba-Tula last weekend, the veteran politician said he will not defend his seat in the 2017 polls, citing health reasons.

 The letter reads: ‘‘after 15 years of service, I intend to retire from politics in 2017 because of my health’". He called on his clan to remain united, urging them to endorse a new political leader to take up the mantle

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