Fact Check: Jakadala sexually transmitted disease a myth
SEE ALSO :Obado's home, office searched"Rumours about the new STI gained traction after a patient suffering from penile cancer was admitted in Migori County Referral Hospital. The patient has had the disease for the past five years," she clarified. The man has been suffering from penile cancer for four years. Some villagers claim Jakadala is so lethal, it kills in one week if not managed in time. Dr Oluoch says her officers are on the ground after word went round that at least five people were suffering from the "disease" referred to a Jakadala. Rumour mills caused panic around Nyarombo gold mines, Komito mines in Rongo sub-county, Suna and Nyatike. According to John Oywa, the Standard Group's Kisumu Bureau Chief, Jakadala in the local Luo dialect means a person from the area. Talented people are also likely to be referred by the moniker.
SEE ALSO :How Obado tried to escape police dragnetMedical experts say the only way to know if a person has an STI is to get tested. About penile cancer This is a disease where cancer cells form in the tissues of the penis. It may begin as a blister on the foreskin, head or shaft of the penis. It may become a wart-like growth that discharges blood or a foul-smelling liquid. Surgery is the most common treatment for all stages of penile cancer. Other options include radiation and chemotherapy.