Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has been identified as the politician with Covid-19.
According to The Star newspaper, the Bishop Margaret is currently admitted in a city hospital. She reportedly requires assisted oxygen to keep her alive.
It is unclear whether the politician is on a ventilator or just an oxygen concentrator which would mean a less serious infection.
The same newspaper reports that Margaret fell ill after hosting a group of 18 people at her house recently. From this crowd, 8 have also been diagnosed with Covid-19.
The news comes on a day when Kenya recorded its highest single day rise in infections, with 80 people testing positive in the last 24 hours.