Rogue Doctor Mugo Wa Wairimu charged with rape, eleven other counts
Rogue doctor Mugo Wa Wairimu has been charged with twelve counts including rape, masquerading as a gynaecologist and operating a clinic without valid licenses.
Mugo, who was exposed by Citizen TV for allegedly raping his clients in clinics he was operating in Nairobi’s Githurai and Zimmerman estates, appeared before the Milimani Law Courts where he was charged with thirteen counts with rape taking precedence.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo, Mugo was also charged with administering unknown drugs to a person, unlawfully carrying out the business of a pharmacist yet not registered with the pharmacy and poisons board, stocking and using unvalidated medical laboratory reagents and employing an unregistered and unlicensed laboratory technologist.
He was also charged with operating a laboratory without the approval of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board, practicing as unregistered and unlicensed person and possession of irradiation device without licence.
He denied all the charges even as the prosecution made an application asking the court to deny him bail.
He remains in custody until October 5th when the court will rule on his bail application.
Last week, the court granted investigating officers seven more days to hold him and allow time to finalize investigations into the allegations of sedating and raping his female patients and masquerading as a gynaecologist.
According to the prosecution, there were two key witnesses who are yet to record statements.
After the expose, Mugo remained a free man for over a week despite the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board revealing that it had previously closed his clinics and handed him over to the police for investigations.
Angry residents of Nairobi’s Githurai 44 milled outside the Prestige Healthcare Clinic baying for his blood for the acts he had allegedly committed.
The controversial ‘doctor’ was arrested by police early September while taking tea at a Limuru hotel.
Upon arrest, Mugo went on Facebook to post a photo of himself with a caption; “Unbowed. Safely in the hands of Tigoni police.”
The fake medic accused the media of trying to ‘blackmail’ him and argued that the story aired on Citizen TV, that clearly showed his face and the act, was ‘maliciously edited’ to ruin his career.
“Mob justice, media or otherwise only replaces due process in failed states. Kenya is not Iraq, Syria or Yugoslavia. There is a competent police force to handle any manner of criminal investigations,” posted the Mugo.
The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ordered for Mugo’s arrest after the public continued mounting pressure on the authorities to arrest and charge him.
Boinnet weighed on the ongoing debate on social media and ordered for forensic investigations into the incident.
He also called on victims who have fallen prey to the criminal act to come forward and record statements at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters.
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