A Mombasa court on Thursday dropped the case in which Saburi was accused of willfully spreading COVID-19 in March 2019.
Mombasa Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti ruled that the deputy governor did not interact with members of the public intentionally to infect them.
Nyaloti says that at the time Saburi was being implicated, COVID-19 had not been declared a contagious disease in the country.
He was accused of willingly exposing himself in public while suffering from the infectious disease without taking proper precautions contrary to Section 28 (a) of the Public Health Act cap 242 Laws of Kenya.
Saburi was accused of committing the offence between 6th and 22nd March 2020. This was after he had jetted in the country from a weeklong trip to Berlin, Germany.
He was freed on a KSh200,000 cash bail on April 16, 2020 and ordered to surrender travel documents.
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