Nairobi staring at full blown cholera epidemic

Food vendors go on with their business near raw flowing sewer along Kirinyaga Road, Nairobi on July 20, 2017. This is despite a directive that such joints be closed due to cholera outbreak in the city. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Interestingly, there are no public toilets along the stretch of the road from Taj Mall to Donholm.
  • Hawking of such foods is a common practice in all city estates most common being chips and roast maize.
  • The county has also promised to swiftly respond to sewer bursts which update has not been effected.

The cholera outbreak in Nairobi could become a full blown epidemic if urgent measures as not put in place to contain its further spread, especially in informal settlements.

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