Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi and his driver tested positive of Covid-19 after he failed to quarantine himself. Detectives, arrested him and was forced to quarantine as they awaited test results yesterday.
The deputy Governor was tested in Mombasa but he was later taken Mbagathi Hospital after exhibiting the real symptoms of covid-19 as they were waiting for results.His test results then came out positive.
His Driver was admitted to Mombasa Coast General hospital with breathing problems but later taken to Mbagathi where both are receiving treatment. They are in stable condition.
Efforts have began to trace all that came in contact with him.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has since asked those who came in contact with him to self-quarantine.
Saburi who jetted in the country on 6 March from Germany via Amsterdam refused to self-isolate and instead interacted freely with the residents.
Among those he came in contact with include Kilifi Governor Amason King, who has since isolated himself.
Kingi confirmed that results for his sample taken by medical practitioners had tested negative for Covid-19.
“I also came into contact with the patient and, as coronavirus protocols demand, I have placed myself on self-quarantine starting Thursday, 19th March 2020. I also had the emergency response team visit me at my home to collect specimens for testing.” Governor King Confirmed
“I got my results and they turned negative,” he wrote.
Upon his arrival in the country Saburi held a meeting with a group of MCAs, he also attended a funeral function on March 19th and was also spotted at a restaurant known as Cafesserie- in Mombasa on March 20 alongside his driver.
Saburi will be charged in the court of law after completing his quarantine period.