Nyeri: Four dead, many taken ill after suspected food poisoning at dowry ceremony


Nyeri: Four dead, many taken ill after suspected food poisoning at dowry ceremony
Rodama residents at Kariminu dispensary where they went for a medical check up. Photo/ Theuri Mbogo.

In Summary

  • Samuel Kariuki, the Assistant County Commissioner for Kieni West confirmed the four died after feasting at the ceremony that took place in Rodama village.
  • Among the dead is the mother of the groom and two other in laws while one is a Rodoma village resident.

Four people have been reported dead and others hospitalised after suspected food poisoning in a dowry ceremony on Thursday last week in Kieni, Nyeri county.

Samuel Kariuki, the Assistant County Commissioner for Kieni West confirmed the four died after feasting at the ceremony that took place in Rodama village.

Among the dead is the mother of the groom and two other in laws while one is a Rodoma village resident.

Witnesses say the food was prepared by cooks hired by the groom from Gikomba in Nairobi.

The residents who attended the ceremony are being treated at Kariminu dispensary with stomach problems and diarrhea.

Mugunda Ward MCA Joseph Nderitu was one of those who fell sick and was rushed to hospital.

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