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Food Poisoning Incident at Strathmore’s 4th Year Students Dinner

24th March, 2015

STATUS UPDATE: Official Communication Statement from Strathmore University

RE: Strathmore University to Cover Medical Expenses for Students

Strathmore University confirms the regrettable incident of food poisoning that occurred on Friday, 20th March 2015 to our fourth year students and staff members who had attended the Seniors Dinner at the University Auditorium. Catering services for this event were outsourced and investigations have been launched to establish the cause of the food poisoning.


As of Saturday morning, some of the affected students had contacted the University and were directed to the Strathmore Medical Centre. By end of day, the Medical Centre had handled majority of the 80 reported cases.


Most complaints included stomach pains, vomiting, high fever and running stomach, the severity of each case dependent on each student. The University has undertaken the responsibility of covering the medical expenses of the affected students.


Today’s statistics indicate that 25 students are still receiving medical attention. Members of the University have been in touch with the affected students. The University’s medical doctor has asserted that the reported cases resulted from food poisoning.


From a coordination point of view, we would like all queries on this matter coordinated through the Dean of Students office, email; pochieng@strathmore.edu.
Any telephone enquiries from parents and other stakeholders should be channeled to Tel; 0733-386850 / 0721-714434.

We pray that all affected will get well soon.


For media enquiries, please contact;

Betty Ngala
University Relations

Tel: 0721-714434 Email: bngala@strathmore.edu