Corona virus situation in different schools in the country has continued to worsen despite two schools having been closed due to the surgence of new infections. On Saturday, new details emerged that 12 learners and a couple of teachers have been isolated even as a student from Muumandu Secondary School in Kalama Sub-County in Machakos County was positively diagnosed with the infectious disease. Machakos Health CEC Dr. Ancent Kituku told K24 Digital that the student was discovered COVID-19 positive after the
The ministry of health in Machakos county has raised alarm on the consumption of fish without prior knowledge to the source.This is after a flock of dead fish were found at Mwania river and is suspected to been sneaking into the market.
Four teachers have been put on quarantine after a Form Four student have tested positive for Covid-19. The teachers have been quarantined after they were identified to have had a contact with the student. However the infected student from Muumandu Secondary School in Machakos County have been put under home based care at his parent's home in Makueni county. A confidential letter by the school principal read, “Health personnel took samples from the said teachers for Covid-19 testing as well as all the students
Machakos health boss Ancent Kituku at a past event(source. facebook) Machakos CRC for health Ancent Kituku has been accused of engaging in politics instead of focusing on his job. Speaking in Kwa Kathule Muli asked Kituku to concentrate on his work in ensuring satisfactory healthcare to Machakos residents.
Coronavirus under the microscope(source.who) 21 people from Makuti in Mwala sub-county of Machakos county have been tested and quarantined. Machakos CRC for health Ancent Kituku confirmed that the lot is fruit farmers who came into contact with a horticulture merchant who tested positive to COVID-19. He said the merchants were drawn from various counties including Kiambu and they are being treated at Kenyatta University Hospital. Confirming the incident Machakos CeC for health Ancent Kituku said that the fa
Nurses attending to COVID-19 patients at Kangundo level four hospital isolation center (source.Cpatterson) Another COVID-19 patient has succumbed to the deadly disease in Machakos. The 72 year old man was undergoing treatment at Machakos level five before his death. According to a statement by Machakos health boss Ancent Kituku, the man was also suffering from kidney failure and was undergoing dialysis. Kituku said that the man will be buried on Monday in his home in Kakuyuni village, Kangundo sub county. Officers
Bad News have been delivered yet again today by the ministry of health that another school reports a covid19 case in a latest report in Machakos county. This comes as the CS of Education Professor George Magoha announces the following on school re-opening and closure. A form 4 candidate of Muumandu Secondary School in Machakos county has tested positive for Covid19 in a latest report by Kenyans.co.ke. 16 other people have been up into isolation after interacting with the victim. According to the report, the
Two hawkers have been put under home-based quarantine after sneaking in Kangundo level four isolation facility to sell bread and eggs to Covid-19 patients. The department of Health and Emergency Services in Machakos County managed to trace hawkers who had sneaked in the Isolation facility last week. Machakos, Health and Emergency services CEC Dr. Ancent Kituku said the two had been traced by health officials and were put under home-based quarantine for 14 days. “The samples from the duo had been taken to
First patients have been admitted at the Machakos County Covid-19 field isolation facility at Kenyatta stadium. The tents at the field turned to a hospital has a capacity of 240 beds with room for expansion. The county is pleased with the measures taken to ensure patients are comfortable including super thick and warm duvets, heaters, modern toilets and hot showers, a five-star hotel meal menu, televisions and expansive grounds for physical activities. This brings the total Machakos county has 463 Covid-19
The Health CEC in Machakos County has come out to speak following report on how a University Student was killed recently. The minister for Health in Machakos County, Dr Ancent Kituku, has dismissed claims that Dennis Mukalavi, a student of Machakos University, died due to excessive bleeding and that the hospital did not have blood in its bank.
A hawker sells eggs to a customer(source.tuko.co.ke) The ministry of health in Machakos county is seeking hawkers who are said to have sneaked into Kangundo hospital isolation center and sold snacks to COVID-19 patients. This was disclosed by Machakos health boss Ancent Kituku who said that it was reckless of the hawkers to enter the facility and do their business. "No, I'm told it's the hawkers who sneaked into the facility to sell their eggs and other things to the COVID-19 patients," Kituku told the media.
A 54 year old woman and her aide suspected to have been affected by the Corona Virus have tested negative. This is after the Machakos medical team carried out tests on a woman and her aide who had come in the country from German on March 3,2020. The woman a kamba and her aide have been staying in an hotel in Machakos town. Addressing the media,the Machakos County executive Health Ancent Kituku said the woman after she arrived in the country had followed the government directive and did self-quarantine in th
Machakos stadium isolation center(source.Facebook) Less than ten people suffering from COVID-19 are in isolation centers in Machakos county. This is according to Machakos health boss Ancent Kituku who spoke to Opera news. Kituku said that since the COVID-19 pandemic in March Machakos county recorded 1300 cases. He said that a big number had recovered from the virus and gone back home. Only 44 people have died from the virus in the county where 19 died in Machakos and 25 others died outside Machakos. He observed
Health officers were left nursing serious injuries in Machakos county after being attacked by members of the public just after burying a victim of COVID-19 disease. According to K24, the turbulent family of the 60-year-old male victim were claiming that their loved one was not suffering from the COVID-19 disease even though the test results were showing clearly that he succumbed to the virus. The Health Minister in Machakos County Dr. Ancent Kituku provided that the health officials were on their way out of
Machakos health department has kicked off a mass exercise of fumigation in all health facilities,market places, and bus parks as a mitigation measure of containing the spread of corona virus. County CEC for Health Dr. Ancent Kituku addressing the press said that they want the public maintain high standards of hygiene and observe social distancing as a way of curtailing the spread of covid-19. “We have started fumigation process by use of chlorine in the county in all public spaces,tomorrow they will be i
Residents of Thinu Village, Ngelani Sub-Location in Kathiani Constituency decided to beat up health officers who had gone to bury a COVID-19 victim in the area on Wednesday. The officers had just finished burying the 60-year old in the area when family members and locals descended on them using crude weapons. They left them with serious injuries and police are now probing the matter. According to the family, their loved one did not die of COVID-19 but succumbed to a chronic disease that has seen him spend months
There was drama in Thinu village, Ngelani sub location, in Kathiani Constituency as health workers were beaten and injured after burying a Covid-19 victim. According to K24 TV, the health officers who had interred the body of a 60 year old, were attacked with crude weapons leaving them with injuries. The family of the deceased protested the results of their loved one, who had been lying in hospital for several months. The deceased had been at the Machakos level 5 hospital receiving treatment for a chronic disease.
Two weeks after officially reopening of the schools, a form four candidate at Muumandu High School in Machakos county has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. According to K24 digital, Dr. Ancent Kituku a Health CEC in Machakos said that the student turned positive yesterday on 23rd October. The health official said that all learners at the school were subjected to a mandatory coronavirus test aftet they reopened on 12th October. According to reports, 4 teachers at the school who were in contact with the
Health officers in a past burial photo/courtesy Seven health officials are nursing serious injuries after they were lynched by the COVID-19 victim's family. The seven were on their way out of the victim's compound after burying a 60 year old man in Thiinu village in Kathiani constituency, when the family descended on them. Armed with crude weapons, the family left serious injuries on the officers. According to reports, the family of the victim were did not agree to the man's COVID-19 results which indicated
(Masks/source.courtesy) Machakos county health boss Ancent Kituku has decried increases face masks in the market. In a statement to the press, Kituku observed that not every mask in the market can prevent the COVID-19 virus. He urged residents across the county to be cautious when buying masks. One thing, masks are very important in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. There are various masks in the market but it would be great if people are cautious before buying one," said Kituku. He observed that