Death toll from Cholera outbreak in Murang’a hits five

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,1ST MARCH 2018-The death toll from Cholera outbreak reported in Muranga now stands at five.This is after three more people  succumbed to the deadly disease in Kiunyu village in Gatanga.

According to Murang’a Health executive Joseph Mbai ,two people passed away on Tuesday and one on Thursday.

Mr Mbai said the disease was spread through drinking contaminated water from River Gathwariga.

“We have established that a truck that ferries human waste was washed in the river where local residents get water for domestic use and infected the villagers downstream.

“We will stop at nothing to arrest the culprits and charge them regardless of who they are,” he said.

The truck was supplying water to Kiunyu Nyaga road, which is under construction.

Out of the 100 victims, 40 were admitted at Kiunyu Isolation Centre and the rest at Thika Level Five Hospital.

The affected Families  have urged the government to assist them financially in offsetting hospital bills as well as funeral arrangement  for their loved ones.

 

 

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