Nairobi cracks down on illegal eateries

The Nairobi country government has launched a crackdown on unlicensed food and water vendors as the city grapples with a cholera outbreak.

Traders operating without relevant licences, food-handling certificates or toilet facilities are being given 24 hours to conform or face being shut down by health authorities.

Public health officers are also carrying out spot checks on water suppliers and tankers to assess whether the water is fit for consumption.

Over the last two months in Nairobi there have been 100 confirmed cases of the bacteria which is spread by contaminated water and food, triggered by poor drainage systems and sewerage infrastructure.