The magistrate at Kenya’s Milimani Law Court, Martha Nanzushi has freed Fr. Richard Oduor, accused of “negligently” spreading COVID-19, on a cash bail of KES.150,000.00 (US$1,500.00) and ordered him to go into a 14-day self-quarantine after he pleaded not guilty to the charges, Fr. Richard’s legal representative has told ACI Africa.
The government of Kenya through the Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking more time “to complete investigations” in the case of the Kenyan-born Catholic priest, Fr. Richard Oduor, over allegations that he “knowingly” spread COVID-19.
The Kenyan priest, Fr. Richard Oduor who, according to government authorities in Kenya, tested positive for COVID-19 and got hospitalized days after returning from Italy has said that on the 14th day since he traveled back to Kenya, he does not feel any of the known symptoms of the virus that has claimed more than 24,000 lives across the globe.