After two pupils died from what was thought to be food and water poisoning on Monday, April 3, Mukumu Girls High School in Kakamega County was shut down indefinitely. According to reports, 25 of the 246 pupils who were hospitalized in the previous week were still being treated at St. Elizabeth Mukumu Mission Hospital and Kakamega County General Hospital.
The students had shown symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, and lightheadedness. Their samples were taken, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) analyzed them in order to determine what was causing the epidemic. Nairobi is home to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Nairobi is home to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
Josphat Kaswira, the chairman of the board of management for KEMRI Mukumu Girls, recently declared that corrective action would be done to stop similar incidents from happening again. Out of the 2,108 students enrolled in the college, 400 had yet to return to class after the half-term break, he explained. Politicians urged quick action in response to the epidemic to stop the cases from sharply rising.