Growing alarm over Kenya cholera outbreak

More than 330 cases of cholera have been recorded since May in and around Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and three people have died, the health ministry has said.

The ministry has directed health departments nationwide to ban street hawkers from selling food.

It has also ordered an inspection of all hotels, eateries and food handlers across Kenya.

Last week two ministers were admitted to hospital with cholera-like symptoms, after attending an official function.

A BBC correspondent says many Kenyans are asking why street food sellers are being targeted when the ministers and others became sick at establishments including hotels.

 

BBC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s