All Updates

792 entries found
20 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Head of operations at UNHCR Dadaab camp Jean Bosco Rushatsi said nobody is putting pressure on the refugees to go back home.

  • So far, a total of 80,144 refugees have been assisted to go back to Somalia from Kenya on a voluntary basis.

  • Officials in Dadaab have recorded a slower repatriation process for the last one year.

By ABDIMALIK HAJIR

20 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Rift Valley fever a disease that mainly affects livestock.

  • More than 20 goats in the Tana Delta have been affected by the outbreak.

  • Residents have also been encouraged to use mosquito nets.

By STEPHEN ODUOR | RUSHDIE OUDIA

The outbreak of Rift Valley Fever has hit Tana River County leading to a quarantine in Dhidhe Ade.

More than 20 goats in the Tana Delta have been affected by the outbreak.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

Health Executive Mwanajuma Hiribae said the patients are suspected to have drank contaminated water from a well.

She blamed the recent floods, which affected water supply to Madogo after Kenya Power disconnected electricity, leaving residents drinking contaminated water.

In Mombasa, residents are grappling with a recurrence of dengue fever and chikungunya.

By STEPHEN ODUOR

A man has died of cholera at an isolation centre in Madogo, Tana River, in the latest outbreak of the disease in the county.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

Mandera Director for Veterinary Services Claudio Sortum said no incident had been reported in the county, but the outbreak in Wajir is worrying.

Mr Sortum called on residents in areas bordering Wajir to be on the lookout for signs of the disease, which affects both livestock and humans.

He said the county would set aside an emergency fund to prevent any eventuality.

By MANASE OTSIALO

Mandera is on high alert following the outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, which has claimed four lives in the neighbouring Wajir County.

09 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BRUHAN MAKONG

Wajir County department of Health has banned meat and milk consumption in Eldas and Wajir West sub-counties after an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF).

This is after one of two human samples sent to Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) tested positive for the virus.

Four people have died since the outbreak of the virus that has hit Basir, Eldas sub-county while four others are currently hospitalised.