7year child dies in Homa Bay as Cholera cases hit 73.


A seven-year-old girl has died as a result of a cholera outbreak in Homa Bay, as the disease continues to spread, threatening more people’s lives.

Records show Janet Achieng from Wadiang’a main beach in Kaksingri West ward died on arrival at Suba Subcounty Hospital after she contracted the disease few days ago.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday, Health chief officer Kevin Osuri said that the number of those infected with the sickness has risen to 73 and they are working hand in hand with the County Government and other collaborating authorities to contain the outbreak.

Medical officers are also on the ground doing civic education basically telling residents some of the best ways of avoid the disease.

Among teams engaged in community sensitisation is the Kenya Red Cross.

County coordinator Samuel Omondi said his team is educating residents on what to look out for in people suspected to have contracted cholera.