A priest who recently returned to the country from Italy has been forced into quarantine after a public outcry.
The priest is said to have jetted into the country on Monday 23rd March and as a precaution, was to go on mandatory 14 day quarantine but he did not.
Fr Nicholas Maanzo was spotted at a supermarket in Kitui town before visiting an ATM machine in the same area.
According to Kitui Central Sub-county DCI boss Nzioka Singi, the priest returned to Kenya from Italy through Ireland and was advised at the airport to self-isolate himself for 14 days only to be spotted in public the next day.
Members of the public contacted the area police who picked up Fr Maanzo.
On Wednesday, the police boss, who was accompanied by Kitui County health officers, went to the priest’s home at Kihara village where they are said to have only reprimanded him before demanding that he remains on self-quarantine.
The police boss, however, maintained that the priest did not show any Symptoms of COVID-19.
“We visited him to establish why he flouted the self-quarantine rules. He has explained that he did not have any food and therefore ventured out to look for food,” said Singi