CHOLERA ALERT: Rongo butcher arrest with dead cow

By MN Reporter

Meat lovers in Rongo town are on high alert after police arrested a butcher who was found slaughtering a cow’s cadaver.

The 37 years butcher was spotted transporting the cadaver in a Toyota Probox vehicle after buying it from a villager.

Curious public followed him to Rongo slaughter house and apprehended him.

Area police boss Thomas Ngeiwa said the man had a fake veterinary rubber stamp which showed the animal was fit for human consumption.

He said they also arrested a veterinary officer who issued the fake stamp.

“Cholera has killed seven people in Rongo and this case will be treated with utmost urgency and we offer a stern to other culprits,” warned Ngeiwa.

This comes just days after the health officials in Migori Count dispel fear that the cholera outbreak was spreading in the entire region of Rongo Sub County.

The Director of Health service in the county Joel Gondi said they have dispatched enough drug and officers to deal with the situation in areas where the outbreak were first reported.

“Avoid unnecessary fear  since we have put enough measure to curb the spread of the disease in ensuring that sanitation among food vendors in the area adhere to public health standards as well as ridding the streets of roadside food vendors,” said Gondi.

Gondi has directed members of the public to wash their hands thoroughly before meals besides boiling or treating properly drinking water as a measure against curbing the a disease.