‘Quack’ doctor Mugo wa Wairimu denied bail

'Quack' doctor Mugo wa Wairimu denied bail
'Quack doctor' Mugo wa Wairimu in court on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

‘Quack’ doctor Mugo wa Wairimu who is accused of running a pharmacy illegally has been denied bail pending trial by a Nairobi court.

The court ruled that stringent bond terms alone can neither guarantee nor safeguard the integrity of the trial process.

It was also found that bond terms cannot guarantee the process of the trial.

“I find that compelling reasons have been provided by the prosecution and the application has merit,” Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku said.

Wairimu was denied bail and is to remain in police custody pending the trial.

He was arrested following an expose on NTV Kenya after weeks of evading arrest by continuously swapping SIM cards.

Detectives from the Flying Squad busted him in Kiambu barely a week after the investigative report aired on television.

His co-accused Victor Gathiru Kamunya, 22, and Risper Auma Ogony, 19, were previously arraigned at a Nairobi Court and also charged with several offences including operating a pharmacy illegally.

On November 20, they were released on bail as the court directed that they deposit bail of Ksh.200,000 or Ksh. 500,000 bond with surety of similar amount each.

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