Naivasha bans food hawking over cholera
Hawking food has been banned in Naivasha town and its environs over a cholera outbreak.
Speaking yesterday, Naivasha Sub-County Public Health Officer Margaret Mungai also banned open cooking and fish hawking along the Nairobi – Nakuru highway.
“Whoever will be found disobeying this order will be arrested and prosecuted,” Mungai said.
She, however, added that the outbreak was under control and the four people that had contracted the disease were treated and discharged.
Speaking I n the town yesterday, Mungai held that those who want to buy fish are required to get it at designated places in the town only. Water sources to are monitored for safety.
Officer said a Cholera Multi-Sectoral Committee under the chair of the Sub-County Deputy Commissioner was carrying out surveillance to contain more cases of the disease.
Mungai also warned that passengers in buses bound for Western Kenya who will be found defecating in bushes along the Nairobi – Nakuru Highway will be arrested since this can easily fuel the spread of cholera.
Human waste exhausters in the town were directed to empty their cargo at the sewerage treatment plant or in default risk prosecution.
Nakuru County Public Health Director last week issued a cholera alert after four cases were confirmed in Viwandani area in Naivasha town.
The four family members are suspected to have been infected during a wedding they attended in Kiambu county last month.