Quack doctor Mugo Wairimu who has been on the run since the exposé on his clinic aired was apprehended on Tuesday evening.
DCI detectives confirmed that they had arrested Mugo in Gachie, Kiambu county following an intensive two-week search.
“Detectives have today evening arrested Mr. James Mugo Ndichu alias Dr. Mugo wa Wairimu; a quack doctor in Gachie, Kiambu after being on the run for almost two weeks. The quack doctor was being sought for running an illegal clinic among other offences,” the DCI stated
According to the sleuths, Mugo had evaded arrest by swapping SIM cards.
A detective attached to the Special Crimes Prevention Unit (SCPU) told the Nation that 12 mobile phones that the suspect was using had been tracked.
However, none of them was on in an effort to dodge the police.
“In one instance, we found the phone signal, followed it and found the gadget, but we could not find him,” the officer was quoted by the publication.
Reported that Mugo was founding hiding in a house belonging to his cousin.
Head of Flying Squad Musa Yego added that they pounced on him at 7 PM and later detained him at Pangani Police Station.
“We will arraign him at the Milimani Law Courts Wednesday,” he divulged.
After more than a week of searching, Flying Squad detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations finally arrested quack doctor James Mugo alias Mugo wa Wairimu yesterday.
The officers pounced on Mr Mugo in Gachie as he moved from one hideout to another, ending a long search that saw the detectives move from estate to estate in Kiambu and Nairobi.
The officers had searched Kayole, Kiambu, Dagoretti, Tena, Kasarani and Gachie for Mr Mugo whose devious businesses were exposed in an NTV investigative piece last week.
Head of Flying Squad Musa Yego said the police arrested him at 7pm and detained him at Pangani Police Station. “We will arraign him at the Milimani Law Courts Wednesday,” Mr Yego said without divulging details of their nine-day search.
Earlier, a detective attached to the SCPU had said all the 12 mobile phones associated with Mr Mugo had been tracked, but none of them was on. “In one instance, we found the phone signal, followed it and found the gadget, but we could not find him,” the officer said, adding that he suspected the man was being hidden by a relative in Kiambu.
Mr Mugo, who was arrested in 2015 for operating a clinic without a licence and employing unqualified personnel, was again exposed last week by the TV story that showed him running a clinic under the influence of alcohol, allowing unqualified employees to conduct operations and sexually harassing his patients.