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School management responds to reports on food poisoning

The management of Nyabururu girls’ national school in Kisii County has responded to media reports about health challenges currently facing the institution.
Speaking to parents and guardians when they sought to find out the condition of their daughters after suspected food poisoning, Principal Joyce Orioki said the illnesses for which some students landed into various hospitals was not as serious as the media depicted.
She said 76 students were taken to hospital majority of whom were discharged. She added that some of the girls were allowed to go home with their parents at the latters’ request to seek further medication elsewhere.
Ms Orioki said at least 12 were treated at Nyangena hospital but 8 were admitted, and less than 10 were treated at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, and a few at Oasis Hospital.
According to Orioki, County Public Health Officers (PHOs) had inspected the school’s water supply, foodstuffs and students’ personal hygiene and found them to have met the approved requirements.
She pleaded with the stakeholders to be calm since the school was set to close for holidays within the next two weeks.
Students who complained of all manner of illnesses including those not related to stomach upsets were allowed to leave with their and guardians to seek medical attention.
By Jane Naitore

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