Drastic action taken against Deputy Governor who refused to self-quarantine after trip from Coronavirus-hit country

Drastic action taken for defying government directive

Drastic action taken against Deputy Governor who refused to self-quarantine after trip from Coronavirus-hit country

Kilifi County Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi has been placed under 14-day isolation.

Confirming the incident, Kilifi Health CEC Anisa Omar said that Saburi was asked to self-quarantine after a trip to Germany, but reportedly failed to do so, thus necessitating the latest action.

Daily Nation quoted a senior official confirming that “It is true he failed to put himself in 14 days quarantine but I cannot discuss more on this through the phone,” Daily Nation quoted a senior official.

Earlier reports had indicated that the DG's office was fumigated by medics in the county shortly after he was quarantined together with his driver.

He reportedly jetted back and attended a number of funerals and barazas, allegedly causing panic in the area.

Saburi was taken to Coast General Hospital's quarantine centre and received medical care under keen eye of authorities.

Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga who was among those that interacted with the Deputy Governor stated that he was given a clean bill f health after checking himself in at a medical facility.

“He told me that when he landed from Berlin in Germany for an official trip, he took himself to Mombasa hospital where he was admitted for three days, [had] medical check-up and [was] later discharged after doctors ascertained he had a clean bill of health.

“He says his status is perfect. He doesn’t feel anything unusual. He is sure the tests he has taken for the second time will put the record straight on his Covid-19 status,” stated Chonga.

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