By Wanja Waweru
Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has advised the public not to touch bodies of people who have died of unknown diseases.
MoH in a statement said the ministry is ready to facilitate safe burials.
“The Ministry of Health advises members of the public to not handle/touch bodies of people who died of unknown cause or those suspected to have died due to Ebola.
“The Ministry of Health is ready to support safe and dignified burials of all bodies suspected to have died due to Ebola,” the ministry said in a statement.
There has been an Ebola outbreak in Uganda that has caused the Kenyan government to be on high alert.
Last month, Uganda’s Ministry of Health said that Ebola had spread to the eastern part of the country beyond the epicenter in the central region.