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15 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The national death toll of the disease has risen to 53 while 2,732 cases have been confirmed countrywide.

  • The two died Monday evening after they were admitted to hospitals, suffering from acute diarrhoea.

  • Dr Rosemary Obara, who works for the Ministry of Health, reported that they had registered 24 cases with signs of cholera.

By ANGELA OKETCH

Two people have died and 24 others admitted to hospitals in Ahero, Kisumu County, following a cholera outbreak.

11 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

22,994 Identified unaccompanied minors

12 Households provided with cash grants in year 2014

188,120 NFIs distributed since January

216 Shelters distributed since January

07 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya
  • Since 26th December 2014, Cholera outbreak has affected 7 counties: Nairobi, Migori, Homa Bay, Bomet, Mombasa, Nakuru and Muranga Counties.

  • Migori, Homabay and Bomet Cholera outbreaks are now considered successfully controlled

  • The outbreak first started in Nairobi County on 26th December 2014. Later the outbreak was reported in Migori County on 30th January 2015, Homa Bay County on 2nd February 2015, Bomet County on 12th March 2015, Mombasa County on 6th April 2015, Nakuru 8th April and Muranga county on 18th April 2015.

07 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • This comes even as Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua leads the county assembly in carrying out the massive Clean Up Nakuru Campaign that has seen food kiosks around town destroyed in a quest to restore Nakuru to its former glory as Africa’s cleanest town.
  • As cholera spreads, there are raging internal feuds between county appointed health managers and public health officials inherited from the national government which has created two centres of power.

By JAMES KARIUKI

By BENARD OGEMBO

04 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The county’s public health chief officer, Mr James Mbai, said preliminary results from the Kenya Medical Research Institute had shown that the two men died of cholera.

  • The patient died as he was undergoing treatment at Kimbimbi Hospital in Mwea Sub-County. He had been taken to the institution after he complained of stomach pains and diarrhoea.

  • At the same time, the number of people who have died of cholera in Nakuru since Monday has reached eight.

04 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

At least 30 people have been admitted to a hospital in Nairobi after they contracted cholera.

Most of them are from Laini Saba in the Kibera slum, according to the Public Health Department. The patients are in old maternity wards at the Mbagathi Sub-County Hospital.

Medical staff said they were using intravenous drips and a cocktail of antibiotics to treat the patients.

Lang’ata District Surveillance Officer Samuel Muturi said he had been asked to coordinate efforts to contain the water borne disease and prevent it from spreading to other parts of Nairobi.

28 Apr 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • “A child was the first to die on Wednesday last week after showing cholera-like symptoms. Three other people also died while undergoing treatment at Nakuru General Hospital,” county Health executive Kabii Mungai said.

  • At a press conference, Dr Mungai said three people are in isolation wards and samples collected from them were sent to Nairobi for analysis on Monday.

By BERNARD OGEMBO

By GETRUDE NYAMBURA

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

13 Apr 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Nearly 1,500 people have been displaced by floods in Muhoroni sub-county.

  • The announcement comes barely a week after reports indicated cases of children ill with waterborne diseases in Kasese in Muhoroni.

By SHARON ODHIAMBO AND RUTH NDERITU

The Kisumu county government has procured drugs to fight cholera and other waterborne diseases in flood-hit areas.

Nearly 1,500 people have been affected by floods last Monday in Kisumu County.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Red Cross official John Roche said the six Kisii County cases were reported around Nyabigege, Tabaka and Riosiri Markets.
  • For the past two weeks, the disease has devastated parts of Homa Bay and Migori counties.
  • Public Health Officer Mellitus Kabar said his office would ensure all hotels and kiosks comply with health standards set by the county and national governments.

By ANGELA OKETCH

By JOHN SHILITSA

23 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Following the cholera alert that was reported by the Director of Medical Services on 3rd February 2015, a Cholera outbreak was declared on Tuesday 10th February 2015 in Migori and Homa Bay Counties. 8 cases had been reported on 9th February from Nairobi County, out of which one was confirmed dead as a result of Cholera. The cases were handled in the nearest county and sub-county health facilities.

23 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Migori County Health executive Joel Dondi lamented that most eateries are unhygienic which has contributed to the spread of the disease.

  • Ms Caroline Atieno whose nine-months-old daughter Flavian Auma is admitted to Ndhiwa Sub-County Hospital says her home does not have a toilet.

  • The organisation has also called on the two counties to commit themselves to keep the environment clean and provide clean drinking water.

23 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Every confirmed cholera case in any village is a sign of poor sanitation and hygiene, often arising from lack of clean water.

  • People drink the raw waters of Lake Victoria. There is a clear link between the high child mortality and the ever present health hazards.

  • Local health centres are ill-prepared to handle cases, and Rongo Sub-County Hospital, for example, is over-crowded.

19 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Residents in affected areas asked to avoid water from contaminated river.
  • Death toll reaches 14.

By ANGELA OKETCH

By MAURICE KALUOCH

Cholera has killed four more people in Homa Bay and Migori bringing the death toll to 14.

The Red Cross told the Nation on Wednesday that of the new deaths, one occurred at a home while three were in hospitals.

Each of the two counties has now lost seven residents to the disease.

13 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The Ministry of Health also reported that 166 people have been treated so far.

  • Director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri said in a statement that the ministry attributed the outbreak to the current dry spell, which has caused a shortage of safe drinking water.

  • “We advise the public to be on high alert and to report any suspected cases of cholera or acute diarrhoea to the nearest health centre.

By JACQUELINE KUBANIA

By ELISHA OTIENO

11 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ELISHA OTIENO

Hawking of food has been banned in Migori County over a cholera outbreak.

The county government announced the ban would remain in force until the disease is contained.

The ban has affected more than 10,000 traders in eight constituencies.

The County Executive officer in charge of Health, Mr Elijah Odhiambo, ordered daily inspection of all hotels and restaurants by public health staff to ensure they conformed to set hygiene standards.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Six people have died and at least 80 others are in critical condition after an outbreak of cholera in Migori County.

County Department of Health chief officer Donald Jaleny said three victims died at the Rongo sub-district hospital while three others died at home while waiting to be taken to hospital.

The 80 have been admitted at various health facilities in Rongo and Awendo sub-counties.