About 300 students were treated and discharged in Maara sub county, Tharaka Nithi county after showing signs of Cholera symptoms.

Out of 11 girls from Iruma Girls’ Secondary School admitted at PCEA Chogoria Mission Hospital, two tested positive for cholera.

According to doctor Hilda Nabiswa, Two girls have tested positive while stool samples from the rest, who were also experiencing severe diarrhoea, have been taken for further screening.

The outbreak seems to have affected several schools around the area as Twenty other students from Kieni Mixed Secondary School, Kiurani Boys and Jediel Kiraithe Boarding Primary School have been admitted at Magutuni Sub County Hospital.