the re-emergence of cholera in the region, we are calling upon the
residents to observe cleanliness and avoid public eateries. If anyone
wants to be safe from the disease, drink treated water and encourage the
use of toilets,” he is quoted as saying.
He called upon residents to
dig toilets and blamed them for aggravating the spread of the disease by
keeping the dead for long before burial.
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The deaths in Siaya are not an isolated case.
The Star reported that in Meru earlier February, a number of food kiosks had been closed as a result of the outbreak.
Two people died in two weeks following the outbreak which was reported in Gatithini, Mukothima and Kithima areas along the Meru and Tharaka border.
Over 100 cholera-related cases have been reported in Gatithini, Mukothima and Marimanti areas.
Out of those received, 12 have been admitted in Gatithini, 12 in Marimanti, six in Mukothima and five in Kathangacini.
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