Several cases of diarrhoea have been reported in Mombasa County since rains started pounding the region.

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For the past week, at least 30 cases have been reported from different places. 

Mombasa County Director of Health Shem Patta revealed that two centres meant to deal with diseases related to water have already been set up.

The centers are located at Mwembe Tayari, which is within Mombasa Central Business District (CBD) and another one in Bamburi, Kisauni Constituency. 

“We recorded 14 cases at our Mwembe-Tayari centre and 15 others in the Bamburi facility. The facilities were set up to deal with cases of waterborne disease. Those that we have recorded are not cholera cases,” said Dr Patta as quoted by Nation.

Last week on Friday, the Mombasa County government through the health department, shut down four health facilities as one way of fighting the spread of water-related diseases. 

“Due to the ongoing rainfall and floods in the county, the Department of Health Services has decided to close down some of its facilities to prevent water-borne diseases,” read a statement from the department.

Nyali sub-county and Kisauni were the most affected.