BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,19TH JULY 2017-Health ministry has closed two hotels in Nairobi in a wake of cholera outbreak that continues to be reported in the capital.The Jacaranda and San Valencia in Nairobi becomes the latest casualty to be shut after the deadly bacterial infection was first reported a couple of weeks ago.
Health CS Cleopa Mailu has further warned all hotel operators against ordering foods from outside especially whenever they have visitors.
The cabinet secretary also gave directive that all hotel workers and cooks should be thoroughly examined medically before being allowed to work in eateries and hotels in a move aimed at containing the outbreak.On hygiene the CS asked Nairobi residents to wash their hands before eating and after visiting the toilet.
Four people have since been confirmed dead following the outbreak which first broke out a month ago in yet another city hotel Weston hotel in Langata Nairobi.The hotel first came into the limelight on news about Cholera when it was associated with 67 people who were found to have symptoms of the disease when attending a conference.
The 67 were taken to Kenyatta National hospital where 4 have since died.Other hospitals around the city also have 12 cholera patients according to CS Mailu.
The condition of the rest has not been made public with the CS saying some are still at the largest referral facility in the country.