A Kenyan Catholic priest has been charged with spreading coronavirus. Richard Onyango Oduor appeared in court in Nairobi on Thursday. He is the second person to be charged with such a crime in Kenya.
Oduor was charged with having negligently spread and infectious disease after he reportedly failed to observe coronavirus quarantine orders after returning from a trip to Italy. The priest denied the charges and was released on a Kenyan shilling $1,415 bond, ordered to quarantine for 14 days and is due to reappear in court on May 2.
Kenya has 234 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths. Since March 25, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended. The temporary suspension was extended for another 30 days on April 6.
Anyone who arrived in Kenya between March 22 and 25 was ordered to quarantine for 14 days at government designated facilities at their own expense.
The Kenya-Uganda land border has been closed to all traffic except cargo trucks.