Kilifi Deputy Governor Gedion Saburi has been released on a 200,000 shillings cash bail or an alternative of a half million shillings bond with a surety of similar amount.
Saburi has been ordered to deposit his passport and any other traveling documents to the court.
While ruling on the matter at Mombasa court on Thursday morning, Principal magistrate Elvis Michieka ordered Saburi to immediately begin self quarantine for the next 14 days until 5th of May this year when his case will proceed at the court.
Michieka warned Saburi against communicating to the witnesses during his 14 days quarantine and that by doing so he will be risking cancellation of the cash bail or bond.
Saburi is accused of knowingly defying self quarantine rule despite having been in a country that already reported Covid-19 virus.
Saburi is also said to have mingled with various Kilifi county leaders and locals during meetings and burial ceremonies within the county.
He is alleged that on diverse dates between 6th and 22 March this year, knowingly defied government order of self quarantine.
He has been ordered to remain at his Mombasa home without moving to Kilifi as there is restriction of movement in the two counties.
The magistrate has further ordered him to self-quarantine for the next 14 days and as well observe the dusk to dawn curfew.