Disturbing details emerge after cholera hits DP Ruto's Weston hotel

Over 47 people were affected and officials say that it could either be food poisoning or...

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It has now come to light that the shocking cholera outbreak at Nairobi's Weston Hotel saw 10 people hospitalized.

The 10 guests who were among 400 doctors attending a science conference organized by the Ministry of Health, were critically ill and were rushed to Nairobi Hospital.

Confirming the reports Nairobi County government health official Bernard Muia divulged that the guests started experiencing symptoms similar to those of cholera such as vomiting and intense diarrhea.

However, Mr. Muia noted that it not yet clear whether it is cholera or not.

"Those affected have already been admitted to the hospital, we are not sure whether it is indeed cholera but we are still investigating. We have already collected samples for testing and we will issue an alert if it is indeed cholera," he said.

Muia highlighted that he was present at the hotel before the guest fell ill and suspect they could have drunk dirty water.

"We suspect that those infected had consumed water that was not clean or are suffering from food poisoning. I was personally there and managed to rush them to hospital for treatment and testing for cholera," he said.

On Thursday, Dr George Nyale the chairman at the conference disclosed that 47 people had tested positive for cholera.

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