Photos of Siaya priest identified as Father Richard Onyango Oduor, who recently tested positive for Covid-19 have surfaced.
The Rome-based priest jetted into the country on March 11, and conducted a mass at Holy Family Catholic church in Nairobi’s Utawala area. He spent a night in the city.
He then traveled in an Easy Coach bus to Ugunja, Siaya county where he led a mass during the burial of a close relative on March 14.
He came to Kenya from Rome through South Africa.
Father Richard Oduor tested positive for Covid -19 on March 22 and now the government is tracing people he came into contact with. Kenyan has reported 16 cases now.
Below are photos of the priest and people he had contact with.
It is mandatory for everyone who jets in the country to self-quarantine for 14 days. Failure to do that, one may be prosecuted for contravening the public health act.
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,’ Health CS MUTAHI Kagwe SAID in a recent press conference.