It’s beyond doubt that a number of workers at the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) were on Friday hospitalized following a cholera outbreak at the company canteens. Insiders reveal that that a number of people were hospitalized after consuming dinner on that particular evening at the canteen which is run by Lesan Caterers.
Sources further intimate that the working conditions at the Lesan Caterers run canteen, the source intimated, are pathetic. Numerous complaints have been lodged against the ways in which food is organized at this mess but no solutions have been lodged to curb the situation.
According to a 2018 report, there was a decline in the epidemic. During week 30 (week ending 29 July 2018), 11 new cases were reported compared to 18 cases reported in week 29. These new cases emerged from Mombasa county. Cumulatively a total of 26,544 cases including 421 deaths have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2014. Of these, a total of 5,734 cases and 78 deaths have been reported in 2018.