A Kenyan Deputy Governor, Gideon Saburi, has been arrested for violating a Coronavirus quarantine order in the country, as he was spotted attending we weddings and burial ceremonies.
Gideon Saburi, who is the Deputy Governor of Kenyan county ‘Kilifi’, ignored the precautionary measures of travellers entering the country from a destination with confirmed cases of Coronavirus to proceed to self-isolation.
He went ahead to attend several weddings and funerals, and mingled with county staff in complete disregard of the government directive aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The Deputy Governor was arrested by the police on charges of failing to go into self isolation upon arriving the East African country from Germany on March 5.
Watch the moment he was arrested below;
Kenyan Deputy Governor, Gideon Saburi arrested for failing to go into self-isolation after returning to the country from Germany.
The Deputy Governor of Kilifi State was spotted attending weddings and burials. pic.twitter.com/I5YFYVG0mn
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) April 7, 2020
Following his arraignment on Monday April 6, a Kenyan court granted the prosecution’s request for the Kilifi Deputy Governor to spend three more days in police custody.
Prosecutor, Edge Mulamula told the court that medical experts at the Coast General Hospital’s isolation centre had recommended that Saburi stays at home in self-imposed quarantine for another 14 days until a final Covid-19 test is done.