Saburi’s case to go into full trial in June

Kilifi deputy governor

A case against Kilifi deputy governor Gideon Saburi where he is charged of exposing the public to Covid-19 will go into full trial on June 4.

On Tuesday, Saburi appeared before a Mombasa court for the mention of his case.

The Kilifi deputy governor was put in custody on April 3 from the Coast General Hospital covid-19 Isolation centre where he had been admitted after allegedly contracting the coronavirus.

He was set free on April 16 after pleading not guilty to the charges.

Meanwhile, Saburi’s lawyer George Kithi filed an application seeking to compel the Director of Public Prosecution to provide all evidence against his client.

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Kithi maintains that his client never tested positive for Covid-19.

Kithi submitted before court medical reports from Coast General Hospital, which showed that Saburi was tested thrice on March 23, March 26 and March 31 and all results were negative.

The prosecution has insisted that they have evidence that Saburi tested positive.

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Mombasa Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno ordered the ODPP to avail the medical reports and other evidences they have against Saburi.

She further ordered the ODPP to avail the certified results from the Kenya Medical Research Institute that showed that Saburi tested positive for Covid-19 on March 21.

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Kithi also wants the prosecution to provide all details of medical personnel who took samples from Saburi that turned positive

However, Alloys Kemo, from the DPP’s office, said they will provide the evidence once investigations are complete.

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