Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19), the government confirmed on Sunday, March 22.
Saburi will also face prosecution for allegedly refusing to self-isolate after arriving in the country from Germany via Amsterdam on March 6. His refusal sparked the anger of residents and county staff who interacted with him.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe stated that those who came into contact with the patient from Kilifi would enter self-isolation.
Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi then issued a statement, revealing that he was among those who came into contact with the patient as he further addressed plans to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Kilifi.
“We have already identified all county staff who came into direct contact with the patient and ordered them to go on mandatory self-quarantine for fourteen days during which period very close supervision will be undertaken by our trained medical personnel and enforcement officers to ensure strict compliance.