Quack Medic Mugo Wa Wairimu To Serve 11 Years In Jail

Quack doctor James Mugo Ndichu, alias Mugo Wa Wairimu is to serve three years in jail or pay a fine of KSh1.4 million.

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 28, 2020 – Quack doctor James Mugo Ndichu, alias Mugo Wa Wairimu is to serve 11years in jail for operating unlicensed medical facilities.

Nairobi Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi also ordered that Mugo pay a fine of Sh1.4 million for unlawfully practising medicine.

Nanzushi delivered the ruling on Wednesday, October 28, against Wairimu. She said the prosecution had proved its case against the quack doctor and was found guilty of practising as an unregistered and unlicensed medic.

Mugo was charged with, among others, unlawfully operating an unregistered pharmacy, operating a medical lab without registration and license, operating a medical clinic without registration and license, and practicing as an unregistered and unlicensed person.

In count one, he was fined Ksh.20,000 or serve 2-years imprisonment; in count two he was fined Ksh.200,000 or serve a similar jail sentence; in count three he was fined Ksh.50,000 or 9-month imprisonment in default.

In the fourth count, the ‘quack doctor’ was fined Ksh.500,000 or serve 3-year sentence; in count five he was fined Ksh.150,00 or 6-month imprisonment while in count six he was fined Ksh.500,000 or a three-year sentence. The court directed that the sentences run concurrently.

Mugo wa Wairimu was, in a 2015 TV expose, outed as a fake doctor who would also sexually abuse his patients at the Prestige Hospital in Githurai.

A fire victim in 2018 told the court how fake Mugo operated on her only to leave her handicapped. Wairimu was arrested on September 10, 2015, at a Limuru hotel while on the run after he was exposed on national Television allegedly raping a female patient at his Prestige Clinic in Githurai.

He was released four years ago after a witness shied away from testifying in the case. He had been charged with sexually assaulting a sedated patient while posing as a medical doctor.

He was further charged with illegally administering unknown drugs, operating as a pharmacist without a license and hiring an unlicensed laboratory technician.

Pleas by then Kasarani OCPD Robinson Moloi for witnesses and victims to come forward and record statements with police proved unfruitful. The trial collapsed after the prosecution failed to avail the statements of witnesses in the alleged crime.

Mugo graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in Nursing at the University of Nairobi in 2000. He is not registered as a Doctor with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.

Mugo grabbed media headlines in September 2014 after a sensational video clip showing a man sexually abusing a sedated woman at the Prestige Health Care clinic in Githurai went viral and sparked public outrage on social media.

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