Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi with pastors in Kilifi county. PHOTO | BMS

Kilifi county executive to face charges after the treatment and quarantine period elapse. The Health CS Mutahi Kagwe directed public servants to follow the directives as possible. 

Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi is set to be charged in court for opposing a government directive and as a public servant to self-quarantine after he returned to the country from Germany.

The government had earlier ordered that any person entering the country from a destination with confirmed cases of coronavirus should proceed on self-quarantine.

Mr Saburi is said to have travelled to Germany mid-February and jetted back March 6, 2020, via Amsterdam.

On March 7, the deputy governor met a group of Rabai MCAs at Royal Hotel in Mazeras for preparations of the International Women’s Day function in Rabai.

He had breakfast with the MCAs before proceeding for the burial of the late former Deputy Governor Kenneth Kamto’s bodyguard.

On his trip to the burial, Mr Saburi was accompanied by Rabai MP William Kamoti and afterwards, they returned to the Royal Hotel in Mazeras.

He is said to have attended three other burials and two weddings in between.

On March 18, he is said to have accompanied his driver to a place called Karama Mbuzi in Majengo area of Mombasa where they had a sumptuous meal of Ugali and mshkaki (roast meat on a stick).

The following day on March 19, he was spotted in a night club in Bamburi where he mingled with several revellers.

On Friday of March 20, again, alongside his driver, they took refreshments at Cafesserie-Mombasa within Nyali centre where he also mingled with several revellers for several hours before he left for his house in Bamburi.

 It would, however, emerge that Saburi ignored the precautionary measure and went ahead to attend several weddings, funerals county meetings and attending the international womens' day in Rabai.

The deputy governor is also understood to have mingled with county staff in complete disregard of the government directive aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

In a press briefing on Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe indicated that the deputy governor has already been placed under forced quarantine, and would be arraigned after the 14-day quarantine period.

He noted that the National Emergency Response Committee has decided that all persons who violate the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for a full period of 14 days at their cost, and thereafter arrested and charged under the Public Health Act.

However, the Kilifi governor warned his deputy against self-quarantine directive but he ignored saying he was tested three times at Mombasa hospital.

Leaked WhatsApp messages between Kilifi county speaker Jimmy Kahindi, and other officials in the county that insisted the deputy governor Gideon Saburi to quarantine were in vain as he continued to mingle.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the deputy Governor tested Positive of coronavirus.

Leaked whatsapp messages warning the Kilifi deputy Governor over coronavirus

Leaked whatsapp messages warning the Kilifi deputy Governor over coronavirus

Leaked whatsapp messages warning the Kilifi deputy Governor over coronavirus

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