Kilifi Deputy Governor Gedion Saburi has been arrested.
Saburi who was receiving treatment at an isolation ward at the Coast regional provincial referral hospital in Mombasa for the last three weeks was arrested immediately afer he was discharged from the hospital.
This follows the confirmation that Mr. Saburi was free from Covid-19 disease by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday.
Immediately after the confirmation, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai ordered an arrest of the Kilifi DG for ignoring self quarantine.
Those who at some point mingled with Saburi were ordered t take self quarantine with Rabia Member of Parliament William Kamoti testing positive of the disease.
Kamoti had joined Saburi at a funeral at bondora in Kilifi.
[Kilifi DG Gedion Saburi. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
Police had camped at the Coastal largest health facility since 8 am in the morning waiting for his discharge.
“We are implementing an order from the Inspector General of Police and we are here to do exactly that,” said one of the officers who sought anonymity.
He is being interrogated by detectives.
The arrest comes as Kenya hist the red alert after confirming 12 more cases on Friday totaling the Covid-19 curve to 122 in the country.