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One Dies As 17 Others Diagnosed With Malaria In Ongata Rongai

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Kajiado county government on Wednesday evening said only one person had died in Ongata Rongai town following a cholera outbreak on Tuesday.

Health CEC Esther Somoire told the Star, a woman succumbed to cholera attack as 17 other people were hospitalized at Ongata Rongai Sub County Hospital after their diagnosis showed infection.

A human rights activist in Ongata Rongai, Jemimah Lemomo, said the woman who died in the town is a vegetable vendor.

“The situation is very bad and we fear many people may be infected after this town experienced a shortage of water one week ago. There is no water and our fear is that some scrupulous water vendors are even using sewage exhauster trucks to fetch water at night,” claimed Lemomo.

Lemomo, who spoke on the telephone, appealed to the police to be on the lookout and arrest suspect exhauster truck drivers who operate in Ongata Rongai at night.

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Health CEC Esther Somoire.

Somoire, also, feared many more cases of infection may come up following acute shortage of clean water in Ongata Rongai.

She said that after Kiserian Water Dam’s collapsed about one week ago, local residents have resorted to using borehole water and from other unguaranteed water sources in Kajiado North Sub County.

Oloolaiser Water Company Managing Director, Dickson Ntikoisa on Thursday evening said the Kiserian Water Dam pumps are now beyond repair and that he is collaborating with the county government in sourcing for money to buy new ones.

“This may probably take a week before we secure new water pumps. The company does not have enough financial resources for it to meet its obligation of supplying water to Kiserian, Ongata Rongai, Ngong and areas of Kajiado west,” said Ntikoisa.

Somoire said she has instructed her public health officers to shut down food vendors and water hawkers that do not meet required standards in Ongata Rongai.

The outbreak in Ongata Rongai town has occurred two months after more than 500 people were treated in Mosiro and parts of Magadi wards.

Following the outbreak in Kajiado West Sub County, the area DCC William Kakimoni banned all traditional gatherings like weddings and rites of passage.

No cases of death were reported in Magadi and Mosiro.

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