James Mugo Ndichu alias Mugo wa Wairimu has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for operating unlicensed medical facilities.
Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi also ordered that Mugo pay a fine of Sh1.4 million for unlawfully practising medicine.
In October 2015, Mugo wa Wairimu was exposed as a rapist. Videos shared by local TV news channel showed Mugo wa Wairimu sedating and raping women in his clinic, Prestige Healthcare Clinic, at that time located in Githurai 44. He was arrested in Limuru and charged with 12 counts including rape.
Mugo through counsel Cliff Ombeta opposed his continued detention terming it a violation of his right to freedom on the premise that he is innocent until proven guilty. The rapist was set free despite protests from the investigating officer Andolo Munga who wanted him held for his safety and “vulnerability of the complainants/victim(s)” terming his release a “a real risk knowing the public’s outrage following the events that led to the investigations.”
He repeated the offenses in 2018. This time, he announced his return in a Facebook post dated October 14, 2018, saying: “The Quack Doctor” is back with a bang”.
Mugo was still operating without official documents, but had gone further to change his name, phone number and a new clinic, Millan Medical Centre in Kayole, Nairobi
Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers trailed him and he was again arrested in Gachie, Kiambu County after being on the run for two weeks.
At the time of his capture, police said that he was hiding in a house belonging to his cousin.
He went into hiding after learning that two of his workers Victor Kamunya, alias Doctor Victor, and Risper Ouma had been arrested following a complaint by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDU) that they had been operating an illegal clinic.
The two were, however, released on Sh200,000 cash bail or a bond of Sh500,000.
Magistrate Martha Mutuku said the prosecution failed to produce enough reason to continue holding the two.
“There are no compelling reason or basis for denying the accused bail, the prosecution failed to prove that the accused are a flight risk,” the magistrate ruled.
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