Fears over disease outbreaks as latrines flood in Naivasha


Fears over disease outbreaks as latrines flood in Naivasha

Fears of disease outbreaks have hit various estates in Naivasha following heavy rains that have flooded tens of latrines mostly around informal settlements.

The most affected estates are Kihoto and the sprawling Karagita estate where several latrines have flooded.

Incidentally, the two estates were the most affected by the recent cholera outbreak that left over 50 people admitted at the Naivasha sub-county hospital.

According to Lake View MCA Simon Wanyoike, several plots and latrines in Kihoto estate were filled up, raising concern that there could be outbreaks of diseases such as cholera and malaria.

James Kimani, a local resident, expressed concern over the ongoing rains, adding that they could cause more damage in the area.

“The rains have left a trail of destruction and we fear a disease outbreak if the issue of drainage in this estate is not addressed,” he said.

Lucy Wambui, another resident, said that accessing the estate had become a problem due to the heavy rains that had caused havoc.

“We are calling on the necessary government agencies to come to our assistance especially to address the issue of drainage,” she said.

By Karanja Kimani 

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