Diarrhoea Outbreak at Mukumu Girls as Over 124 Get Hospitalised
At least 124 students of the Sacred Hearts Mukumu Girls in Kakamega have been admitted to the Kakamega County General Hospital.
Although it was not immediately established what the students suffered from, initial tests by public health officials ruled out Cholera.
The officials said that food poisoning could be the likely cause of the diarrhoea.
The county health chief officer David Alila said that more students were being received at the hospital.
“We are yet to know what the real cause of the diarrhoea is. We are still conducting tests,” he said.
He said that the hospital will issue a comprehensive report after completing the tests.
Efforts to obtain a comment from school principal Fridah Amwayi were futile as she did not answer calls.