A crackdown on illegal food vendors has also been launched
and all food handlers ordered to undergo medical tests as
authorities battle the disease associated with poor hygiene and
The ministry said its providing information, education and
communication materials for dissemination through UNICEF, AMREF
and Kenya Red Cross.
"In addition, we continue to collaborate with local FM radio
stations to provide health talk shows, targeting the affected
communities on hygiene and water treatment," it said.
The ministry said it has identified water sources as one of
the major risk factors as a result of direct contamination.
"In order to mitigate this, the ministry is working with the
Nairobi County Government, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation,
and the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company to provide safe water
through bowsers to the affected areas and attend to issues of
water contamination including repair of sewer lines," it said.
According to the ministry, over 500,000 chlorine tablets and
4 drums of chlorine liquid have been distributed to enhance
water treatment at the household level and at all water sources.
"In order to kick cholera out of the Nairobi City and the
affected counties, the public is reminded to continuously
observe personal hygiene, obtain water from safe sources and
practice household water treatment," the ministry said.