The authorities in Kenya have arrested Gideon Saburi, the Deputy Governor of coastal Kilifi County, for refusing to follow quarantine rules after returning to the country from Germany, a country which already had thousands of confirmed cases, last month.
Saburi, who later tested positive for Covid-19, was forcefully put in isolation for 14 days.
He has now fully recovered.
More than 100 people were quarantined when Mr Saburi tested positive. He is expected to be charged with endangering lives.
“I am sorry for the pain I caused,” Mr Saburi said days after he was quarantined, local Daily Nation newspaper reported