The students started showing signs of cholera days after returning from a mid-term break.
By DERICK LUVEGA
At least 98 students of Nyang’ori Boys High School in Vihiga County have contracted cholera following an outbreak of the disease at the institution.
According to county health director Quido Ahindukha, five of the students have been admitted to Tigoi Dispensary while 93 have been quarantined at the school.
The students are reported to have started showing signs of cholera days after they returned from their mid-term break.
US to assist Kenya and the UN in their joint effort to repatriate 150,000 Somalis
The United States plans to assist Kenya and the United Nations in their joint effort to repatriate 150,000 Somalis from the Dadaab refugee camps this year, a State Department official said on Wednesday.
As part of this additional assistance, the US intends to contribute to a forthcoming special UN appeal focused on the Dadaab repatriations, said Margaret McKelvey, director of the Africa aid office in the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.
Most hit areas include Oldonyiro, Garba Tulla, Gafarsa, Mlango and Chari.
The drought in Isiolo could worsen in the next three months, a State agency has warned.
National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) coordinator Lordman Lekalkuli said abnormal livestock migration currently witnessed in the region was due to inadequate rainfall in March and April. He said poor pasture and inadequate water sources for more than 300,000 goats, 400,000 sheep and 200,000 cattle county-wide has forced livestock herders to move to neighbouring counties.
Chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage cancers, are also on the rise.
- Thousands of other Somalis were arriving at Dadaab each month, weak from the long walk and too little to eat.
- One in five of the newly arrived children were severely malnourished.
- Last year saw a major outbreak of cholera in the camp, and there are regular cases of measles, mainly among new arrivals from Somalia.
- Mental health conditions among the population are very common.
By MELAT HAILLE
Mr Grandi said the population of non-Somalis at Daadab was estimated at 60,000.
- Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the exercise will enable authorities to establish the exact number of people in the camps and their true status and identities.
By LILLIAN MUTAVI and KEVIN J. KELLEY
The government has launched an exercise to establish the identity of all residents of Dadaab refugee camp.
This comes in the wake of the enhanced voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees staying in Kenya.