52 People Hospitalized In Kenya After Eating Contaminated Meat At Funeral 


At least 52 people are being treated in hospital in Kenya’s Bomet county, north-west of the capital, Nairobi, after eating contaminated meat, the Star newspaper reports.

The patients – 14 children, 29 women and nine men – were part of a group of who had attended a funeral in the village of Tabook in central Bomet, the newspaper says.

The meat is suspected to have been contaminated while cooking or the animal might have been slaughtered in an unhygienic environment, the Star reports.

County health chief Joseph Sitonik said the the patients had complained of abdominal pain and vomiting before being rushed to the hospital.

The authorities have launched an investigation, the Star says.

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