A catholic priest who left Rome and arrived in Ugunja, Siaya County and presided over a funeral mass over the weekend has tested positive for coronavirus.
An emergency team in Siaya is currently doing contact tracking of all those faithful who interacted with the priest.
This comes just a moment after three Kakamega County officials who came back from a trip in Italy were put under mandatory quarantine after they failed to do so.
Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya ordered the officials into quarantine for 14 days, with an emergency response team also kicking off the process of tracking all those who had contact with the officials.
On Sunday, Kilifi County Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi was forced into quarantine by the state after he failed to do so.
Mr Saburi has hence tested positive for COVID-19, and there are fears that he might have infected other Kilifi residents.
He is said to have come from Germany, and ignored government’s order to quarantine himself for 14 days.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday said that Mr Saburi will be charged for going against the public health act.
Currently, the government has kicked off the process of tracking all the people that had contact with Mr Saburi.
He is said to have attended funeral service among other events within Kilifi County.
Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi who had contact with his deputy is currently isolating himself.
In a press statement issued on Sunday March 22, 2020, Governor Kingi noted that he had tested negative for the virus.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com