The recklessness of the Deputy Governor for Kilifi County to refuse to self-quarantine and roam freely in the county has started being felt after a Member of Parliament who was in contact with him tested positive.
Rabai MP William Kamoti tested positive for Coronavirus at Premier Hospital, in Nyali Mombasa where he had been forced to quarantine after coming into contact with the Deputy Governor who also tested positive and is at Mbagathi Hospital.
He was one of the hundreds of people who came into contact with Kilifi Deputy governor Gideon Saburi who is currently in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.
Deputy Governor Saburi is said to have jetted back into the country on March 6, from Berlin. He interacted with a number of people including county officials on March 8 in Rabai, Kilifi County to celebrate International Women’s Day before concerns were raised and he was apprehended and forced to quarantine.
On Thursday, Kenya has announced three more confirmed cases of Covid-19 taking the total number of confirmed cases to 31 even as Kenyans prepare for a dusk to dawn curfew set to start on Friday.
The government says it is working toward testing more people as well as putting together measures that will cut down on the number of infections that seems to be growing on a daily basis.
On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed his salary and that of his deputy William Ruto to be reduced by 80 percent to help in cushioning the economy against the effects of Coronavirus.
Uhuru has also ordered the salaries for Cabinet Secretaries to be reduced by 30 percent, same as Chief Administrators. Principal secretaries’ salaries will be reduced by 20 percent.
President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes that the amount collected from the reduced salaries will help in cushioning the economy which has already started receiving the heat against the deadly Coronavirus.
Uhuru also announced nationwide daily curfews effective Friday, 27th March in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya.