Locals plead for Hepatitis B drug.

The county government is yet to procure hepatitis B vaccines despite a rise in reported cases. Residents in disease-prone areas (including Marigat, Mogotio, Maji Moto, Barwessa, Bartabwa, Ayatya, Marigut, Emining, Kinyach and other parts of Baringo North, as well as Kerio Valley) said they had requested the drugs but the health department had not communicated when they would be delivered. Residents raised the alarm after an Administration Police officer died of hepatitis B while being treated at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital last weekend.