3 dead, several hospitalized following cholera outbreak in Athiriver

Following the Cholera outbreak in Athi River, Mavoko; 3 people have died and several others hospitalized.

32 cases have been reported in Mavoko sub-county of Machakos county according to Daniel Yumbya, Machakos health boss.

The three who died are said to have availed themselves for treatment while in critical condition.

Some of the affected areas are Mlolongo, Juakali, Kwa Mang’eli, Gimu, KMC, Site, Slota, and Sokoni among others. These areas are said to be affected due to poor sanitation.

“Majority of the cases have been discharged with only active cases admitted at Athi river level 4 hospital,” read the report in part.

Mavoko MP Patrick Makau has raised concerns about how the County Government is handling the outbreak.

In a Facebook post, Makau urged the County Government to come up with a task force that will oversee the situation.

He also called for the County Health Department to inspect all hotels and food joints in the area and ban the outsourcing of food by hotels from uninspected premises or individuals.

“The department should also work with relevant water and sewerage companies to map out and repair broken overflowing sewer lines that cause water contamination, This should involve all other stakeholders to improve water quality and safety of the consumers, “Makau’s post read in part.

“Proper disposal of solid and liquid waste should also be ensured,” he added.

Locals of Mlolongo have been crying out to the County Government through solid waste management to empty the waste bins at Phase three. The bins have not been emptied for over 5 months with dirt and waste scattered all over putting the locals at more risk. Missed the story? check it out below;

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