Death toll rises as Cholera ravages Machakos

Machakos County Cholera death toll has risen to 6 from 4 people that succumbed last week in Mavoko sub-county.

Machakos Health CEC Dr. Daniel Yumbya revealed this during a press briefing saying that the 2 new deaths are from Kangundo Sub-county.

Yumbya said that those who died in Kangundo had traveled from different locations before succumbing in Kangundo.

The CEC revealed that after the four deaths in Mavoko, no death has been reported in the area since the County Government has been keen on ensuring that the disease is contained.

“So far since the reporting of the Cholera outbreak in the county 6 people have died, 4 from Mavoko sub-county and 2 from Kangundo sub-county,” said Dr. Yumbya.

In total, the number of people who have shown signs and symptoms of Cholera in the county stands at 51, 46 in the Mavoko sub-county and 5 in Kangundo sub-county.

Areas affected by the cases are Mlolongo, Jua Kali, Kwa Mang’eli, Kanaani, California, KMC, Site, Njoguini, Ngimu, Slota, and Sokoni estates.

The County Government has embarked on ensuring that they curb the spread of cholera by supplying clean water to residents and clearing garbage in the most affected areas.

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