Over 30 more police hit by cholera in Nairobi

The number of police officers who have contracted Cholera in Nairobi has risen by more than 30.

Nairobi county government has temporarily closed Nairobi the Nairobi area police canteen as the number of those affected reach 95 police officers.

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The city county’s Health Chief Executive Bernard Muia on Monday said the officers contracted the disease after eating food at Multi Media University.

The officers from various parts of the country were part of the team deployed to maintain security ahead of Supreme Court judgement on Raila Odinga’s election petition on Friday.

Consequently, the city county has temporarily closed  Nairobi the Nairobi area police canteen.

Speaking at Sinai Hospital where 50 patients are admitted, Dr Muia said they suspected the canteen could be the source of the outbreak.

“This is just a standard practice. We are temporarily closing the canteen in a bid to undertake investigations on what transpired and if the food was outsourced,” said Dr Muia.

Dr Muia said that 50 patients were at the Sinai hospital ,33 at Nairobi Women Hospital Rongai Branch while 12 were admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital.

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