In Summary
  • Two more patients with cholera-related symptoms were received at the hospital on Sunday.
  • Mandera West public Health Officer Ibrahim Karim declared all eateries closed.
  • He warned that legal action will be taken against anybody who will fail to comply with the directives.

At least six people are receiving treatment at the Takaba Sub-County Hospital in Mandera West after several cases of cholera were confirmed.

The County Chief Officer for Health Rahama Abdullahi said four samples sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) laboratories turned positive for cholera.

“Four patients were admitted to Takaba Sub-County Hospital on Friday and samples taken tested positive but the situation is under control,” she said.

Two more patients with cholera-related symptoms were received at the hospital on Sunday.

According to Ms Abdullahi, water sources in Bula Elwak and Dikduro villages in Mandera West are believed to be the cause of the deadly disease.

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“We are suspecting water contamination at a borehole in Bula Elwak and a dam in Bula Dikduro as the cause of the problem but our response teams are on the ground already,” she said.

Mandera West public Health Officer Ibrahim Karim, in a public notice dated August 11, declared all eateries closed.

Also closed in the town are miraa kiosks, milk bars and butcheries. Food hawking has also been banned.

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