Garsen MP Ali Wario on Wednesday, March 25, landed in trouble after he refused to be screened for COVID-19 while entering Tana River County from Kilifi.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.keÂ Tana River County Communication officer Steve Juma statedÂ that Wario engaged in an argument with the officers and forcefully went through the checkpoint unscreened.
âOur field officers tried to speak to him about the screening but he refused and threatened to interfere with the entire exercise if he was not allowed to pass,â Bonaya stated.
The legislator is also said to have tossed temperature test kits and threw away the spikes at the checkpoint before he drove off, leaving residents in utter shock.
While confirming the incident, Tana River County Commissioner Oningâoi Oleâ Sosio accused the MP of disrespecting the set government directive of taking precautions against the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
He stated that the area commander had received orders to arrest and charge him for putting the lives of others in danger.
The incident comes days afterÂ the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)Â issued a statement affirmingÂ that anyone found guilty of infecting others with infectious diseases would be ordered to pay a fine of Ksh30,000 orÂ serve a 3-year prison sentence, or both.
Kilifi Deputy Governor, Gideon Saburi, already faces prosecution afterÂ he refusedÂ to self-isolateÂ following his arrival in the country from Germany via Amsterdam on March 6.
The Deputy Governor tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently receiving treatment at the Mbagathi Hospital.