Six die after consuming camel meat


Six die after consuming camel meat

Six people have died in Tiaty Village, Baringo County after consuming meat from the carcass of a camel.

The six died Wednesday afternoon at Akwachatis Clinic in the county after doctors tried for a week to treat them.

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According to doctors of at the clinic, the six were among over 100 people alleged to have consumed the meat last week.

“They all came here complaining of stomach pains and diarrhea. It is then that we found out that they had consumed meat from the carcass of a camel that died as a result of disease without knowing that that the sickness was deadly,” said Paul Chebet, a nurse at the clinic.

Nelson Lotela, a local leader at Silale in Baringo confirmed that the camel had died as a result of a disease but the villagers disregarded the fact.

He advised villagers in surrounding towns to avoid consuming camel meat until all camels in the area were inspected.

Last year, 54 people died after eating meat from a sick cow.

Read Also: 7 People Die From Hunger in Baringo.

The incident comes three weeks after an inter-ministerial team borrowed the government Sh4.6 billion to purchase relief food for the drought stricken counties.

 

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