CHOLERA SCARE IN EASTLEIGH
Residents of Eastligh have now raised concern over contaminated water in their taps and possible cholera outbreak in the area.
According to the resident they have been receiving contaminated from their taps a situation that has left many get diarrhea linked diseases.
David Odhiambo 3rd street resident says they are now being forced to buy clean water away from the area.
‘‘We have been receiving dirty water for the last two weeks and we have tried to speak to Nairobi water company but all in vain,this is serious and health officers need to do something before worse is witnessed.’’ David said.
In February one person lost his life in a suspected cholera out-break in the area. The residents linked the same with dirty taps water that the deceased took.
Odhiambo has also called on Nairobi county health department to dispatch a team and contain the situation before more harm.
Meanwhile our calls to Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company managing director Nahashon Muguna went unanswered.
April last month Nairobi County Health Chief Officer Washington Makodingo said that so far, 14 patients with cholera symptoms have been admitted to different hospitals in Nairobi since City Hall issued an alert warning of a possible outbreak.He said major cause of the same was contaminated water.