How Cholera Outbreak Has Exposed Incompetence In Nairobi County Government

Nairobi County has once again been met with big shame after the cholera outbreak, which is reported to have claimed the life of a catering staff member at Nairobi National Hospital.

Five other employees are ill and the hospital kitchen has been closed.

A patient suffering from cholera is attended to at KNH.

This incident comes barely a month after one local publication reported that residents in Nairobi, Machakos and Kajiado counties are consuming contaminated water.

They might also have been exposed to contaminated water, leading to an unprecedented increase in diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases, including cholera.

But what measures did Nairobi County Government take to prevent the outbreak?

Last month, the Nairobi County Health department raised the alarm over a cholera outbreak.

Health director Lucia Koyio directed referral hospitals to reactivate their treatment units- a directive which the county government did not take seriously.

The big question now is; how is the county government working to protect the lives of Nairobi residents?

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