Ministry blames city officials for cholera outbreak

Dr Jackson Kioko, director of medical services, ministry of Health, speaks during the Africa Health Agenda International Conference at Radisson Blue Hotel in Nairobi on March 7. 2017. He said that the Ministry reported to Nairobi county officials about contamination in Mathare and Kawangware. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenyatta National Hospital and other health facilities have had to create isolation wards.
  • Prof Sam Kariuki said cholera thrives in poor sanitation and lack of water.

More cases of cholera are being reported in hospitals in Nairobi County as it emerged that the city’s health department had been informed of loopholes that the disease may ride on but ignored them.


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