Press release on alleged cholera outbreak at MMU

Multimedia University of Kenya has been hosting 430 Kenya Police Service personnel at its hotel since Thursday, 31st August 2017 on a half board basis, that is, bed, breakfast and dinner.


On Saturday 2nd September, complaints of sickness were reported by a few policemen who were initially treated at the university clinic and later referred to Sinai Hospital at Ong'ata Rongai. By Sunday morning, 13 of the guests had been admitted at the same hospital and Kenyatta hospital.


The University called professionals from the Nairobi County Public Health Department who physically visited the hotel and the patients to establish the nature of the illness and the probable source of the problem. The Medical professionals are carrying out tests so as to conclusively know the nature and source of the illness. Their visit to the MMU hotel has not identified any threat to food safety and we believe the shall visit the establishments where the officers had other meals. Any conclusion on the nature and source of the illness before the investigations can only be speculative.


Any conclusion on the nature and source of the illness before the investigations can only be speculative. The university calls for patience as experts carry out investigations and conclude the matter.  


The university remains, as always, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all its guests, student and personnel.


Mutia Mwandikwa
Manager, Corporate Affairs

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