Marsabit County governor H. E Mohamud Mohammed Ali, at governor’s boardroom today had a consultative meeting with the County Assembly members where they shared a lot on Malaria outbreak in North-Horr, Dukana and Illeret wards.

The meeting follows reports that Dukana ward MCA, Mr. Elema Diba shared with Assembly members and the County Governor.

Dukana ward law maker received reports from area health facilities and community leaders that there has been disease outbreak in the past one week that has claimed about 15 lives, with many others living with the problem.

According to Marsabit County director of Preventive health services, Dr. Boru Okutu, of the 186 sick patients investigated, 136 were tested Malaria positive.

The illness is said have been characterized by fever, headache, backache, jaundice, bloody diarrhoea and vomiting. Most affected areas are in villages far from static health facilities.

The governor H. E Mohamud Mohammed Ali, as he was chairing the meeting, made a quick call to the director of Malaria programme Kenya Dr. Wako Dulacha who confirmed that he has directed KEMSA to release drugs soonest possible.

The County Chief directed County Secretary Mr Isacko Galgallo to ensure that a vehicle leaves immediately for Nairobi, and consignment is expected to be in Marsabit tomorrow.

Health specialists will hit the ground immediately as they receive drugs to reinforce services offered in the affected areas

To address water crisis across the vast County of Marsabit, Governor Ali directed water director Boku Gufu that all the six water bowsers should be operational by Monday next week. Currently only one water bowser is functional.

Of the 110 boreholes within the County, five boreholes are reported to have broken down. Burgabo and Sori Athi which are reported to have collapsed, PACIDA has offered to work on them.

Bori, Kambi Nyoka and Gomare boreholes will be worked on by NDMA.

The governor will meet all the striking nurses within the Saku Sub County, tomorrow.

By Boru Molmolla-the department of Communication, Marsabit County

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