Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi is among eight news people in Kenya who have tested positive for coronavirus.
On Sunday, the Health Ministry announced the confirmation of eight new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 15. The eight cases include five Kenyans, two French nationals and one Mexican citizen.
In a press briefing at Harambee House, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed Kilifi Deputy Governor Saburi is among the eight patients.
He said Saburi defied the directive to self-quarantine for 14 days after he jetted back from Germany, adding that he will be arrested and charged.
Saburi sparked public anger on Sunday after reports emerged that he refused to self-isolate after a trip to Germany and that he came into contact with an unknown number of people after his arrival.
Health officials fumigated the office where Saburi allegedly held meetings with Kilifi County officials shortly after arriving from Germany on March 6th via Amsterdam.
On March 7th, he met a group of MCAs at Royal Hotel in Mazeras to prepare for the International Women’s Day function in Rabai, according to K24 Digital.
He also attended a burial of a bodyguard attached to former Kilifi Deputy Governor Kenneth Kamto. He is further said to have attended three other burials and two weddings in between.
On March 18th, he had a meal at Karama Mbuzi in Majengo, Mombasa together with his driver. The next day, he was allegedly spotted in a night club in Bamburi where he came into contact with a number of revelers.
Saburi was arrested in Mtwapa, where he was reportedly hiding and was taken to the Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa for isolation.