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What is Jakadala Disease:Causes, Pictures, Video and Treatments

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The disease, which has been nicknamed “Jakadala”, reportedly kills its patients in under one week.

Medics from the county have also been alarmed promising to look into the matter.

“There is a lot of talk about the disease called Jakadala, which, according to rumours, has terrible signs. Already, a surveillance team is out to ascertain facts.



Fear of the disease was further fueled by claims that up to five patients had been admitted and were being treated for the strange disease.

Some medics narrowed down on a private hospital located in Awendo in which two of the patients had reported signs of the disease.

“We called the administrator of the hospital and the clinical officer and they were not positive. Our team will start from there,” remarked Oluoch according to the Star.

The rumours started after Migori County Referral Hospital admitted a patient who was suffering from cancer of the penis.

The disease was reported to have affected the areas of Awendo, Komito mines in Rono sub-county and Kuria, Suna and Nyatike areas.

Migori is one of the areas with a high Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV viruses due to the prevalence in prostitution.

No death had, however, been reported in connection with the disease.

Migori residents are now a frustrated lot after a strange Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) broke out in the area.

“What we currently know is that the disease has been named after a popular musician. What we have are rumours, but we are not taking chances,” stated Health Executive Isca Oluoch.

Doctors who have been working on rumours of a strange new sexually transmitted disease (STD) have revealed that it was a hoax.

Migori County Executive in charge of health Isca Oluoch revealed that the medics could not find any substantial information over the disease.

He further advised Migori residents to treat the rumours as such while asking them to be sexually responsible to avoid catching other STDs.

The rumours broke out last week and instilled fear in the area residents over the likelihood that the disease was capable of killing patients in one week.

“There is a lot of talk about the disease called Jakadala, which, according to rumours, has terrible signs. Already, a surveillance team is out to ascertain facts.

“What we currently know is that the disease has been named after a popular musician. What we have are rumours, but we are not taking chances,” revealed the health executive earlier.

Fear of the disease was further fueled by claims that up to five patients had been admitted and were being treated for the strange disease.

The reports started after Migori County Referral Hospital admitted a patient who was suffering from cancer of the penis.

The disease was reported to have affected the areas of Awendo, Komito mines in Rono sub-county and Kuria, Suna and Nyatike areas.

Migori is one of the areas with a high Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV virus due to the prevalence in prostitution.


Jakadala: I don’t have any sexually transmitted infection

Celebrated ohangla crooner Musa Jakadala has for the first time come out to clear his name, which was linked to a strange sexually transmitted infection in Migori County.

Jakadala, whose real name is Moses Odhiambo, has stated that he has nothing to do with the mysterious disease which broke the internet three weeks ago, and that any association with his name could be due to his growing brand in the music industry.

Jakadala says it is disrespectful to be linked to a sexually transmitted infection, adding that neither him nor his band members have been afflicted by any STI.

The infection, which has not been officially confirmed by health experts, has been nicknamed ‘Jakadala’, with a section of the public attributing it to the singer.

Social media was awash with gory pictures of infected male private parts, alleging that they were symptoms of the mysterious infection.

Migori County Health CEC Iscar Oluoch said such an infection has not been reported in the county, and that one suspected case reported at Migori County Referral Hospital was that of a man suffering from penile cancer.

“These are just rumours. Nobody has been diagnosed with such a disease. But we have nevertheless dispatched our officers to find out more about it,” Oluoch told journalists.

Residents who baptised the disease ‘Jakadala’, claimed that a man contracted the STI after having unprotected sex with a Ugandan girl at one of Jakadala’s concerts in Migori.

“When he discovered the disease was persistent and looked more dangerous that common STIs, the man regretted ever attending Musa Jakadala’s concert,” claimed a resident.

It was from these comments that the residents called the disease ‘Jakadala’.

Jakadala is currently a hot topic in Nyanza region and the country at large, with medics working round the clock to allay fears of any outbreak, even as they try to locate anybody who has reported any strange infection.

The singer said he will ride on the fame because “in Kenya, names of so many things are derived from people or things which are trending, and it is true that I have recently been trending because of my hit songs, so I take it positively.”

 He however termed the allegations of the STI outbreak as the work of rumour-mongers who are out to create fear among Migori residents.

According to the Hera Remo hitmaker, he has performed across the country, including at several concerts in Migori, but has never heard of the disease.

“I think someone may have contracted a common STI, blew it out of proportion and associated it with my name,” he said.

He promised that should medics confirm the outbreak of the disease, he would team up with the health department to create awareness about the disease through his music. ~ Interview courtesy of SDE

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