A search is ongoing for individuals who came into contact with a Rome-based Catholic priest who officiated a burial service in Siaya County on March 14, 2020.
This is afterÂ the priest,Â Â who arrived in Kenya from Rome, Italy on March 11,Â tested positive for theÂ Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Siaya County CommissionerÂ Michael Ole TialalÂ told reporters on Monday, March 23, that the priest led a burial mass in Ugunja, Siaya.
The priest is also believed to have spent time with his relatives in Ugunja, where he comes from.
The priest also reportedly spent some time with a close family member in Nairobi upon his arrival before travelling to Siaya by bus.
Tialal urged residents to stay calm and to follow the precautionary measures even as he stated that the team put in place was well equipped to deal with the situation.
The news from Siaya is the latest report on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to come out of the counties, with the Kilifi Deputy GovernorÂ Gideon SaburiÂ also revealed to have tested positiveÂ for Covid-19 on Sunday, March 22.
Saburi will face prosecution after he allegedly refused to self-isolate after returning to the country from Germany via Amsterdam on March 6, 2020.
Kakamega GovernorÂ Wycliffe OparanyaÂ also announced on Monday, March 23Â that three county officials who had traveledÂ to Italy were put underÂ mandatory isolation after they failed to isolate themselves.
In Uasin Gishu, County Assembly SpeakerÂ David KiplagatÂ sought to calm down residentsâ fears after it emerged that fifteen MCAs had recently returned to the country from Dubai. Kiplagat asserted that the ward representatives had entered self-isolation in line with the recommended directives.
â All of them are in good health and have now been given a clean bill of health to interact with members of the public under the current restrictions communicated by the government,â he wrote on Facebook while revealing that the second batch of seven members had entered self-isolation on March 14 after their arrival.