Cholera cases on the rise

More cases of Cholera have been reported in Naivasha after two more people were admitted at the Naivasha Referral Hospital with cholera-related symptoms on Tuesday.

The duo, a man and a woman were taken ill a day after four other people, including a minor were admitted at the same hospital with similar symptoms.

The six are said to be residents of Kihoto estate that borders Lake Naivasha and is home to tens of flower farm workers.

Health authorities have moved to the area to treat some of the wells where residents draw water for domestic use after it emerged that the outbreak was as a result of water contamination at the informal settlement. They also closed some shallow wells that were near latrines.

Nakuru County Chief Health Officer, Dr. Samuel Mwaura urged the residents to observe proper hygiene, adding that they were looking into how to contain the situation.

“The County government has with immediate effect banned food hawking around the estate”, said Mwaura, warning those who will flout the directive would be arrested.

Nakuru Member of County Assembly for Lakeview, Simon Wanyoike asked the County government to resolve the perennial water shortage in informal settlements, saying that his was the only way to address the frequent outbreak of cholera in the area.

Source: Kenya News Agency