Two college students who worked in a Kayole clinic allegedly owned by fake doctor Mugo wa Wairimu have been arraigned in Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi.
The two, Ms Risper Auma Ogony and Mr Victor Gathiru Kamunya were on Thursday charged with seven charges, among them operating a clinic without a licence.
Mr Kamunya is a student at Kenya Medical Training College in Siaya County while Ms Ogony is pursuing a diploma in procurement at Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology in Nairobi.
The court ordered the duo remanded until November 15, 2018 awaiting a pre-bail report.
Their alleged employer, Mr Wairimu, is still on.
Dr’ Wairimu is accused of reckless endangerment, sexual assault of patients, overcharging, getting high on drugs and alcohol while attending to patients, and performing complicated medical procedures without the required equipment, not even gloves.
Dr’ Wairimu, whose real name is James Mugo Ndichu, is not really a doctor and is yet to prove the authenticity of any certificate he claims to have.
In the NTV exposé, he is shown repeatedly injecting himself with an unknown drug that puts him in a stupor.
When not knocked out from injectables, Mugo is intoxicated from alcohol, which he drinks from a plastic cup as he attends to his patients, or from sticks of marijuana, which he smokes at the clinic.
At one point, he drops his trousers and injects himself in his bottoms in full glare of his staff, and proceeds to leave the used needle and bloody cotton wool on the desk where he sees patients. He then slumps down on a chair and passes out.
He is callous with his patients, mostly women. Mugo came to the limelight in 2015 when he was accused of raping women at his clinic in Githurai.
He went on the run, as he has done now, and was later arrested in Limuru. But the court case that the prosecution attempted to put together against him fell apart since no victims were willing to come forward and give statements to the police.
The other charges of operating a clinic without a licence, and hiring non-medical personnel to do medical duties should have stood.
But inexplicably, Mugo was soon on the loose, once again, given him freedom to terrorise unsuspecting victims at his clinic in Kayole, Nairobi. Here, he has been operating unhindered, assisted by his rag tag army of three fellow quacks going by the names ‘Dr’ Newton and ‘Dr’ Victor.