COVID-19: Kilifi DG Gideon Saburi arrested

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 14:44 | By
Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi being escorted by the DCI detectives. Photo Boniface Msangi

Detectives have finally arrested Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi who breached the quarantine protocol by refusing to self quarantine on jetting back from a trip in Germany March 6, and later tested positive for covid-19.

He has been driven to Port Police station where he is expected to be detained until Monday.

He had earlier refused to leave the Isolation center and question the motive of a horde of officers around him.

In what appeared like apparent delaying tactics , the DG reportedly requested to be allowed time to take bath and change his clothing, a move that kept the detectives waiting near the emergency ward for hours to no avail.

He is also said to have demanded to be allowed to change into his right clothing.

Detectives had encountered challenges accessing the isolation ward where the DG had been admitted as they arrived at the hospital with just hand gloves and face masks but without Personal Protective equipment clothing.

However, they later managed to access the ward after the special clothing was provided.

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