Quack doctor Mugo Wairimu whose real name is James Mugo Ndichu was arrested on Tuesday and arraigned in court a day a later.
During the court proceedings, detectives disclosed that Wairimu had made plans to buy clothes on a night trip to Nairobi when they seized the opportunity to nab him.
Flying squad officers apprehended him outside Utalii house after failing to capture him at his rural home in Mutu-ini Dagoretti where they had prepared for an ambush five times.
According to the sleuths, they had to revise their tactics after Mugo’s switched off his known mobile phones and swapped sim cards upon learning they were hunting for him.
On Tuesday, they had a crack in the case when Mugo switched on his phone and sent a message to a contact requesting for a meeting later in the day.
Unknown to him, the detectives were monitoring the conversations as he directed the contact (believed to be a relative) to meet in a car as public places especially hotels would expose him and lead to his capture.
The Criminal Intelligence Unit officers disclosed that the Mugo was sent Ksh500 airtime and an additional Ksh1,000 via M-Pesa.
It was around 7 PM when he called an Uber taxi that ferried him from his hideout in Gachie into the city.
It was when he wanted to buy a t-shirt from a stall that flying squad officers pounced on him and successfully apprehended him.
After investigations, detectives established that Mugo was housed by a woman Lilian Kangai in Gachie who has since taken off after the quack doctor was arrested.