Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi to face the law as he recovers from Coronavirus

Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi has recovered from Covid-19.

During the Ministry of Health daily briefing, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe added that the course of the law would take effect, following Saburi’s recovery.

Saburi jetted into the country on March 6 and went to Mombasa Hospital for check-up where he was admitted for three days. He later quarantined himself for three days. After that, he attended a funeral with Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi.

Later on he was put under mandatory quarantine, where he has since recovered. As of March 28, Saburi had been in quarantine for the sixth day meaning he has recovered on his 11th day in isolation.

According the public health act CAP 242, any person who while suffering from any infectious disease, willfully exposes himself without proper precautions against spreading the said disease in any public place shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding 30, 000 shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or both.

Over the weekend, Saburi, however, apologized to Kenyans saying when he arrived in Kenya from Germany, the quarantine guidelines were not clear adding that the foreign country was not a Covid-19 hotspot by then.

Kagwe also revealed that Kenya has 29 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus from 662 samples taken in 24 hours. This raises the number of positive cases in the country to 110 from yesterday’s 81. The 29 consist of 28 Kenyans and one Congolese.

Kenya has lost two more Coronavirus patients bringing the death toll in the country to 3.

The CS expressed his displeasure in the rumors doing rounds on social media that Brenda and Brian’s recovery expose was a public relations spectacle.

Besides boda boda operators and passengers, Kagwe has also advised tuk tuk and matatu drivers and passengers to wear masks. He has discouraged Nairobi residents from travelling upcountry and from one county to another to prevent the spread of the virus.

He added that Kenya has passed the tests required before starting the manufacturing of masks and has begun local production today. The government also plans to recruit additional 6000 health practitioners to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

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