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Kilifi Deputy Governor Saburi denied bond

Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi remains the guest of state after his efforts to be released on bond proved futile.

According to his lawyer Otiendo Omollo, he tried to secure his client’s police bond but was in vain.

“There is no progress. He is still in. We have been denied a police bond without explanation,” said Omolo.

Saburi was arrested on Friday, hours after he was discharged from the Coast General Hospital Isolation Centre.

His arrest followed uproar from the public after the DG failed to self-quarantine despite being granted a one-month-leave by his boss Governor Amason Kingi.

Saburi will be charged in court on Monday for refusing to self-quarantine upon arrival from an official trip to Germany on March 6. He is facing a fine of up to Sh30,000 or a jail term of not more than three years.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the government would use Saburi as an example for those who refuse to adhere to the anti-coronavirus measures issued by the government to try and check the spread of COVID-19.

Kenya has recorded 126 cases, four deaths and four recoveries so far.

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Digital Desk, Metropol TV

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