By GEORGE SAYAGIE
The Narok County government has banned hawking of food in a bid to prevent the spread of a cholera outbreak that has killed two people with at least 54 admitted to the Narok County Referral Hospital in the past three days.
The ban will remain in force until the disease is contained.
On Friday 16 new cases were received at the hospital.
However, 21 were treated and discharged while 33 were admitted.
The hardest hit areas include Narok town and Mosiro in Narok East.
By GEORGE SAYAGIE
The Maasai and Kipsigis communities have reached a peace deal following the clashes that claimed seven lives in the last three months and left hundreds displaced in Narok South.
Representatives from the two communities on Saturday agreed to bury the hatchet, at a meeting that County Commissioner George Natembeya attended.
Commissioner Natembeya held several meetings with elders from the two sides at Ololoipangi and Nkoben.
They agreed to end the issuing of remarks that could spark violence.
- Motorists struggled to steer vehicles through flooded roads on Thursday morning.
- Those who braved the pounding rains got to work wet.
A nightlong downpour has flooded parts of Mombasa city, causing huge traffic snarl-ups.
The heavy rains, which started on Wednesday night, have caused flooding and poor visibility.
Motorists struggled to steer vehicles through flooded roads on Thursday morning.
Some residents had to wade through flooded sections of the roads.
A warning of worse flooding by the Meteorological Department has seen hundred of families flee their homes in Tana River County.
Residents of Kone village and other parts of Galole and Tana Delta have started pitching camp on higher ground as the rains have begun.
They told the Nation that they had decided to move early to minimise the losses experiences last season, when tens of thousands were displaced.
By MANASE OTSIALO
At least two people have died of measles and 313 other cases have been reported in Mandera County since February when the disease was first detected, according to the county’s health department.
The disease has affected both children under the age of five and adults, leaving a child and an elderly woman dead.