Thirteen Kenyans have lost their lives from a cholera outbreak that has swept the Northern part of the country, this is according to the Ministry of Health.
According to CS Mutahi Kagwe, 12 of the deaths came from Marsabit County while one death came from Turkana County, with 70% of the deaths been children aged 10 years and below.
A total of 550 persons have been confirmed to be suffering from the water borne disease that started in Garissa. The cases are distributed as follows; 268 cases in Marsabit, 222 cases in Turkana, 48 cases in Garissa, four cases in Wajir and eight cases in Murang’a.
So far, the outbreak has gradually spread to Wajir, Turkana and Murang’a.
Public health teams from the county government and those from the National Government are working to control the outbreak.