Eight students from Daystar University, Athi River Campus were on monday admitted to hospital with cholera in what is transforming cholera into a disease of the rich in Kenya.
According to the University’s Vice Chancellor, Timothy Wachira, one of the affected students had travelled to Kayole and came back with the symptoms that tested positive for cholera.
Cases of cholera affecting the rich were first reported at Weston Hotel in the run up to the August 8th elections where Education experts conferencing at the hotel were admitted with cholera symptoms but later discharged after being treated.
Diplomats at Jakaranda Hotel and several other high-end hotels in Nairobi reported the same cases in what many Kenyans termed as an attack on the mighty.
The Daystar University case is therefore the latest case of cholera, a malady that has not spared even senior government officials.
One of the students is to admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital while the rest are at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital.