THIKA RESIDENTS IN DANGER OF AN OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA

Free flowing sewer heading to River Chania

People living on the lower parts of Thika are faced with life-threatening water-borne pathogens carried by raw human waste such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery, schistosomiasis, hepatitis A or intestinal nematode infections following raw sewage being discharged into River Chania through open defecation from the old county government sewerage plant behind Kimathi Estate. The same applies to Thika Cloth Mills who are also releasing industrial wastes into the same river.

The old sewerage plant that is releasing the human waste into the river
This is not an isolated case since it always happens everytime their sewerage pump malfunctions.

River Chania as it flows downstream
It is common knowledge that untreated sewage poses a major risk to human health. It also destroys aquatic eco-systems, threatening human livelihoods, when the associated biological oxygen demand and nutrient loading deplete oxygen in the water to levels too low to sustain life.
Over to you Mr. Governor.
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