Eggs, smokies vendors banned in Eldama Ravine over suspected cholera case

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 28 May, 2023 18:34 | < 1 min read
Eggs hawker
Eggs hawker. [PHOTO | FILE]
Machakos County CEC for Health Dr. Ancent Kituku told K24 Digital that the two were traced to Kangundo Market. [PHOTO | FILE]

Baringo County Government has banned food hawkers from Eldama Ravine town, including eggs and smokies vending, maize roasting, budding, Juice, coffee, porridge and tea vending.

In a notice, Eldama Ravine town Public Health Officer D Kangogo said that the move followed a case of suspected cholera infection.

"Following suspected case of cholera in our sub-county, all food hawkers are notified to stop hawking food with immediate effect from 25th May 2023 onwards. The said action contravenes Public Health Act Cap 242 and Food Drugs & Chemical Substances Act Cap 254 be informed hawking food of whichever kind shall be arrested and prosecuted in a court of law," the notice read in part.

Food handlers in Eldama Ravine

Kangogo directed that all food handlers should be medically examined before continuing with business.

"Hawking of food e.g. Eggs, sausages /smokies, samosa, roasting of maize, budding, Juice, coffee, porridge, tea etc is prohibited. All food handlers should be medically examined. All business premises to provide handwashing appliances with soap and running water," the notice added.