Nairobi residents urged not to eat in vibandas after reports of cholera

Recently, two cholera cases were reported in Starehe area Nairobi. For this reason, city residents have been asked to avoid eating in dingy places to avoid contracting cholera through Nairobi County Health Committee.

County Assembly Health Committee Chair Maurice Ochieng confirmed the cases, warning the city residents to be cautious. 

Nonetheless, about 32 eateries were closed down over the weekend by the county government to stop the spread of the contagious disease. The move to close them was taken after two cases were reported within the market where some Nairobi residents source their foods, mostly vegetables. 

“The two are from Starehe Constituency which has several eateries serving hundreds of people.”  

“We have already met some hotel owners to sensitise them on the importance of keeping their premises clean. City residents should also avoid dingy places for now,” he added.

Following the outbreak in October, all County and Sub-County health management teams were directed to immediately notify all health workers of the alert.

Nairobi residents urged not to eat in vibandas after reports of cholera

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