Kilifi Deputy governor Gideon Saburi has received strong criticism from Kenyans for ignoring safety precautionary measures on COVID-19.
Saburi is reported to have traveled to Berlin in Germany and returned into the country in March, 1.
He later engaged himself in various public activities including the World Women’s day on March, 8 he also participated in various burial ceremonies in Bondora in Kaloleni, Kilifi among other public functions.
Saburi is reportedly to have been admitted at the Mombasa hospital and he was later discharged.
The DG also mingled with his Governor Amason Jeffa Kingi, Kilifi Women representative Gertrude Mbeyu, Land CAS Gideon Mung’aro among many other Kilifi county officials.
He also had a strategic meeting with the Kilifi County Assembly Members and County Executive members of various departments in the county.
In a statement to newsrooms Sunday night, Kilifi governor Amason Jeffa Kingi was in admittance that indeed an official in Kilifi county government travelled abroad and was back in the country.
“Since I have been indirect contact with the official, I have been under self quarantine, tested and the results were negative,” said Kingi without mentioning the name of his deputy.
The turn of events led to an angry health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe who while giving the shooting figures on Sunday, he ordered for a forced self quarantine of Saburi and proposed charges against him.
According to Kagwe Kenya Coronavirus cases have hit 16 after 1 more case was confirmed on Monday.
He warned all those who will ignore the laid down safety measures will be pursued and subjected to a forced self quarantine.
“They should remember that they will cater for their own self-quarantine or laboratory charges at the hospital,” noted an angry Kagwe.
The government has ordered a closure of all churches, mosques and further warning Kenyans of participating in any social gathering.