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  • The real reason Weston Hotel was never shut down despite Cholera scare

    July 20, 2017 7:38 AM 5

    Following 50 guests being diagnosed with a virus at the lavish Weston Hotel linked to Deputy President William Ruto, the government has moved fast to clarify that the food consumed was outsourced and not from the hotel. Cleopha Mailu, the Health Cabinet secretary said that no Cholera virus was found after a thorough inspection of the hotel’s kitchen

  • What health authorities had been told about Nairobi food

    July 19, 2017 9:00 PM 8

    The Government had been warned of a developing food safety crisis in Nairobi as early as January. In January, data on the safety of street foods in Nairobi had shown that one out of every three servings was contaminated with germs dangerous to human health. This study by the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture

  • Two top city hotels shut over Cholera concerns

    July 19, 2017 3:12 PM 11

    The national government in conjunction with county governments has intensified surveillance in the wake of an outbreak of cholera that has affected 12 counties. The development coming as the Ministry of Health ordered the closure of San Valencia and Jacaranda hotels until their staff are certified to be free of cholera. The two hotels were closed after

  • Food handlers faults govt decision to cancel medical certificates

    July 19, 2017 12:08 AM 7

    Food handlers have faulted the decision by the Ministry of Health to cancel all their medical certificates following cholera outbreak that has left three people dead. Director of Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko has already ordered for the cancellation of all medical certificates for food handlers and directed County Health Departments to vet license

  • Ministry unveils a 21 day plan to battle cholera, puts counties on the spot

    July 17, 2017 8:11 PM 17

    The Health Ministry has cancelled all medical certificates for food handlers across the country in efforts to contain a cholera outbreak. County Health Departments have been directed to conduct fresh medical examination of all food handlers and issue validated certificates. The crackdown comes on the back of increasing cases of food poisoning and cholera

  • Govt cancels medical certificates for food handlers to tame Cholera outbreak

    July 17, 2017 2:19 PM 5

    Director of Medical Services Dr Jackson Kioko has also banned all unlicensed food premises until they meet the required standards as part of measures of curbing the escalating epidemic that is often blamed on poor hygiene in food preparation. “Due to the increasing incidences of food borne and cholera in different towns and cities in the country, we have cancelled

  • No available hospital beds as suspected cholera outbreak hits Nairobi hard

    July 17, 2017 9:45 AM 4

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 16 – The rich cry too. In a first of firsts, a suspected cholera outbreak in Nairobi seems to be getting everyone talking after it hit an unlikely class – the middle-class and the elite. Two Cabinet Secretaries, a Principal Secretary and hundreds of delegates in the country’s business circle were hit by cholera-like symptoms last week which

  • Kidero blames merchants, vendors for cholera spread

    July 16, 2017 9:08 PM 7

    At least 33 people were last evening still admitted at seven hospitals in Nairobi with cholera symptoms, even as Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero allayed fears of an epidemic. Kidero said at least 500,000 registered food handlers and 100,000 food outlets in the city are being reviewed to establish the cause of the outbreak. The Governor also linked the highly

  • Tough measures as county government fights cholera scare

    July 16, 2017 9:00 PM 10

    Hawking food and cooking in the open have been banned by the county government as part of measures to manage the cholera scare. The county administration has also said it will unveil new guidelines on catering services in the city to tighten the loose ends on hoteliers' operations. County Health Executive Bernard Muia directed that no catering service

  • Ministry blames city officials for cholera outbreak

    July 16, 2017 5:57 PM 6

    More cases of cholera are being reported in hospitals in Nairobi County as it emerged that the city’s health department had been informed of loopholes that the disease may ride on but ignored them. And as the county government on Sunday began a crackdown on eateries and water vendors operating without valid licences in the city, patients emailed or texted