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90 people suffer food poisoning in Samburu

Kenya Red Cross head in Samburu Gitonga Mugambi told Capital FM News that the locals had fed on the carcass of a cow.

Kenya Red Cross head in Samburu Gitonga Mugambi told Capital FM News that the locals had fed on the carcass of a cow.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 3 – Ninety people from Samburu County have been admitted to the Suguta and Kisima health centres after suffering from food poisoning, according to the Kenya Red Cross.

The society says the incident occurred in the Lolok Oibor area.

“They were complaining of stomach pains and headache,” Kenya Red Cross County Manager in Samburu, Gitonga Mugambi, told Capital FM News.

He explained that the locals fed on the carcass of a cow.

He says the cow was undergoing treatment from a community animal health worker but died after persistent drought in the area.

He says they have already set up a medical camp in the area to serve the locals as the number of those affected continues to increase.

“The medical camp will be there for three days…we are also using the Beyond Zero mobile clinic to reach more people,” he said.

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