A video of an emotional Kilifi County official blasting Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi, who is suspected to have contracted the coronavirus and has declined to self quarantine, has emerged online.
The Kilifi staffer, in the video, castigates Mr. Saburi for freely interacting with fellow county officials and attending social gatherings despite being aware that he had just returned from Germany.
The man, now only identified as Mulei, also narrated the occasions under which he interacted with Mr. Saburi, further stating that he was the one that recommended the deputy county boss be isolated.
“It’s painful…It’s painful…we have gone into quarantine, it’s a bit heavy to carry but there’s no other way we can do it. We shook hands with this guy on Monday, March 16 at the office, and then we had another meeting with him somewhere else,” he recalled.
“And it is me who told the department to take this guy into quarantine and to test him because I felt in my heart something was wrong. It was like a joke but now it has come to reality that our deputy governor is corona-positive.”
A bitter and teary Mulei also intimated of a possible plot to remove Mr. Saburi from office, comparing him to “an animal and a killer”.
He also expressed worry at the uncertainty of whether or not he could have contracted the disease from Mr. Saburi and, in turn, spread it on to his family members.
“We don’t need him anymore. How can you sit with the governor and you know you’re sick? How can you sit and shake hands with us and you know you’re sick? What kind of an animal are you?” posed Mulei.
“We will impeach you, deputy governor, you’re useless. And you’re in luck (Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi) Kagwe said you will be taken to jail, otherwise we would’ve stoned you. You’re an animal.”
Kilifi county staffer speaks pic.twitter.com/oN6YVrLFwN
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