Over 13 police officers quarantined after contact with Kilifi Deputy Governor

Over 13 police officers quarantined after contact with Kilifi Deputy Governor

More than 13 police officers from Kilifi County among them a deputy OCS and base commander have been placed under self-quarantine following contact with Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi who is believed to have contracted the coronavirus.

A police report seen by Citizen Digital indicates that the deputy governor, who is on forced quarantine at a government facility, interacted with Mtwapa deputy OCS Bernard Otomei and Mtwapa Base Commander Mathew Koech on Friday, March 20.

The three are said to have met at Tuskys Mall within Mtwapa township between 8pm and 10pm.

According to the police report, the deputy OCS is complaining of difficulty in breathing and has been placed under self quarantine waiting the test results.

The other officers who have been put on self-quarantine are suspected to have come into contact with the deputy OCS and the base commander in a spread chain that could affect more officers.

On Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe indicated that the deputy governor will be arraigned after the 14-day quarantine period.

The government had earlier ordered that any person entering the country from a destination with confirmed cases of coronavirus should proceed on self quarantine.

It would however emerge that Saburi, who returned from Germany, ignored the precautionary measure and went ahead to attend several weddings and funerals.

The deputy governor is also understood to have mingled with county staff including his boss, Governor Amason Kingi, in complete disregard of the government directive aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Governor Kingi has since announced that he has placed himself under self isolation.

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