A report from the Ministry of Health has put twelve counties on high alert following rising cases of Cholera outbreaks in the country.
The counties named are Narok, Kajiado, Garissa, Mandera, Machakos, Embu, Wajir, Mombasa, Turkana, Makueni and Kisumu counties.
This report comes as three people are said to have been hospitalized in Kirinyaga County with symptoms of Cholera.
Nairobi, Garissa, Mandera and Turkana are reported to be the counties with the highest outbreaks recorded. Over 4,900 cases have been reported in Kenya in 2019 alone with 147 active cases and 37 deaths.
Cases in Nairobi County are mainly from Embakasi East, Embakasi West, Starehe, Ruaraka, Kibera, Lang’ata, Kasarani, Dagoretti North, Westlands, and Kamukunji sub-counties.
Residents have been advised to visit a health facility if they notice Cholera-like symptoms and to observe hygiene practices like washing hands after visiting toilets.