Court dismisses case against DG Gideon Saburi for spreading Covid-19

Written by on April 8, 2021

A Mombasa Court on Thursday dropped a case a against Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi where he was accused of willfully spreading Covid-19 in March 2020.

Chief magistrate Edna Nyaloti ruled that Saburi did not interact with members of the public intentionally to infect them as the time he was being implicated last year, Covid -19 had not been declared a viral disease in the country.

The Deputy county boss was accused of committing the offence between March 6 and March 22, 2020 after returning to the Kenya from one the countries affected by the corona virus.

Concurrently, the government had announced that persons entering the country from destinations with confirmed cases of the covid-19 should self quarantine.

However, it later emerged that Saburi ignored the precautionary measure and went ahead to attend several weddings and funerals.

The deputy governor was arrested and charged with willfully spreading the infectious corona virus by going out in public places without taking precautions.

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