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Employees of ‘quack doctor’ Mugo wa Wairimu released on bail

Employees of ‘fake doctor’ Mugo Wa Wairimu were today released on bail/COURTESY

Two students and employees of “fake doctor” Mugo Wa Wairimu, have been released on bail after spending two weeks in police custody.

Victor Gathiru Kamunya, 22, and Risper Auma Ogony, 19 were arrested alongside their boss Mugo Wa Wairimu for operating a pharmacy illegally.

Milimani Court Magistrate Martha Mutuku directed that the two deposit bail of Ksh.200,000 or Ksh. 500,000 bond with surety of similar amount each.

The magistrate said that she did not find any compelling reasons to keep the two in police custody as the prosecution had alluded.

They are accused of running a medical business without authorisation from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

The duo also allegedly operated a medical laboratory without registration and license from the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.

Kamunya and Ogony are further charged with practicing as unregistered and unlicensed medical practitioners.

They are said to have been using the tittle ‘Doctor and Nurse’ without proper licenses issued by the Medical practitioners board.

Reports indicate that they were running Millan Health International Limited in Kayole, Nairobi illegally.

Kamunya is a final year medical student at Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and had been working at the clinic as an intern, he was expected to graduate from KMTC next month.

Ogony is a first year student of Procurement Management and Supplies at Kiriri Women’s University in Githurai, Nairobi. She worked part-time at the clinic in a bid to raise money for her school fees.

Their boss [Mugo Wa Wairimu] who is the main suspect is allegedly on the run after the expose that was aired by NTV’s investigative journalist Dennis Okari.

The feature highlighted the two employees assist Mugo procure illegal abortions in Nairobi’s Kayole estate where he had three clinics.

He will be in police custody for the next 10 days.

The case will be mentioned on December 4, this year.