Funding for this research was provided by:
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Internal Research Grants (L-0659)
Received: 16 August 2018
Accepted: 17 May 2019
First Online: 7 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Prior to the implementation of the study, ethical approvals were sought from the Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU) of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), number (KEMRI/SERU/ESACIPAC/007/3326) and Meru University of Science and Technology Institutional Research Ethics Review Committee (MIRERC), number (MIRERC/001/2017), and the Health Management Team of Kirinyaga County. All the household heads participating in the study signed a written informed consent which had been translated into the local dialect. Those who could not read or write were asked to have an independent person as a witness who ensured that the study was clearly explained to them and guided them to give a thumb print on the consent form.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.