Anthrax alert in Kiambu after 6 admitted to hospital
Six people have been admitted at Thika Level Five hospital with anthrax.
A statement released to the media said all the six are meat loaders at Makongeni slaughterhouse in Thika. Consequently, the Kiambu County government closed down the slaughterhouse, pending further investigations.
The director of clinical services, Jacob Toro warned the public against consuming uninspected meat. He said a team of investigators have been dispatched to the slaughterhouse for further probe and samples have already been taken to veterinary lab in Kabete for analysis.