Kenya

Cholera outbreak: Five more hospitalised in Turkana

By SAMMY LUTTA

Five more people were admitted to hospital with cholera bringing the total confirmed cases in Turkana to 21, officials said.

Turkana County Health Executive Jane Ajele said the new patients are receiving treatment at Kakuma Mission Hospital.

Ms Ajele added that out of the 21 confirmed cases 13 patients were treated and discharged from hospital.

"We have not lost any patient to the disease," Ms Ajele said.

Ms Ajele said the outbreak is affecting Kakuma Refugee Camp and the neighbouring community because of water shortage in Turkana West.

She added that officials have distributed clean water to 700 households.