Mysterious disease kills one, as others are hospitalized

A mysterious disease has emerged in Mwanamwinga and Kayafungo locations, Kaloleni Sub County in Kilifi County that has caused the death of one person while two others have been admitted at the Coast Referral Hospital.

This has raised eyebrows with local leaders and the community calling on the county department of public health to swing into action and investigate the causes of the disease.

They said victims were vomiting blood continuously even after being taken to hospital.

Kaloleni Member of Parliament, Gunga Mwinga and Mwanamwinga Member of the County Assembly (MCA), Jacob Tuva said the first victim, Karisa Kirao, aged 47, died at the Coast Referral Hospital a week ago, after he vomited continuously while two others are being admitted at the same hospital with similar symptoms.

“We are getting worried about this strange illness and urge the county’s department of health services to immediately swing into action and establish its cause and contain it,” they said.

Close relatives of the deceased said their loved one started vomiting blood at their Majengo home and immediately rushed him to Mariakani Sub County hospital where he was given drips of water and later rushed to the hospital.

Efforts to get a comment from county executive member in charge of health services, Dr. Swabah Ahamed did not bear fruits as calls went unanswered.

By Harrison Yeri

Source: KNA