Irate residents block road over county's failure to collect garbage- Photos

Residents protest over county government's failure to collect garbage.
Irate loçals of Bondeni slum estate, in Nakuru County, on Tuesday dumped waste along the Mburu Gichua road in protest of what they claimed County Government’s failure to collect garbage.

They accused the county government of failing to partake its mandate in the wake of cholera outbreak.

They residents barricaded the road demanding action. They said they were afraid of the rising cases of cholera disease.

The residents blocked the road in protest of garbage collection in the county. 
Health workers and medics in Nakuru County have been on high alert over possible outbreak of cholera, which has been reported in neighboring counties.

SEE ALSO :Cholera hits Nairobi Hospital, one worker dies

Among mechanisms set by the county is procurement of drugs and setting up of a rapid response team that is mapping out hot spots as well as inspection of food joints along busy highways.

Deaths

At least six people in the country have died of the disease this year.

Cholera cases have been reported in Nairobi, Kajiado, Narok, Machakos and Garissa.

SEE ALSO :Cholera outbreak in hospital hits 62

Cholera hot spot localities in Nakuru include Nakuru Town West, Nakuru Town East, Rongai, Kikopey, Mai Mahiu and Naivasha town.

In 2015, at least 250 cases of cholera were reported with 20 deaths in the entire county.

The county has procured drugs currently stored as buffer stock and activated cholera treatment kits in all is health centres. Rapid testing kits for instant results were also procured.

SEE ALSO :Do everything to stop spread of cholera

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