Kilifi deputy governor Gideon Saburi was arrested on Sunday and taken into forceful isolation.
This is after he failed to self-quarantine after coming back to the country from Germany.
Saburi had contact with his boss Kilifi governor Amason Kingi, officials from the county and even attended a funeral, where he shook hands with several people.
Gideon Saburi will be charged for refusing to quarantine himself as per the government’s directive for a mandatory 14 days after returning from a trip abroad.
Health Cs Mutahi Kagwe said that anyone who ignores the public health act will be prosecuted.
All persons who violate the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for a full 14 days at their cost and thereafter arrested and charged in accordance with the Public Health Act. This will apply to a senior government official in Kilifi who defied and refused to self-quarantine, who is now being forcibly quarantined in a facility and upon the completion of the period given by our health authorities, the official will be charged in a court of law,’ Mutahi said.
Below are photos of the Kilifi county Deputy Governor who has angered many for refusing to self-quarantine