BY SAM ALFAN.
Mugo wa Wairimu who is the owner of a clinic linked to a video showing a man raping an unconscious woman has been detained for 14 days to allow police complete investigations.
Mugo appeared before the Nairobi Senior Principal Magistrate Charity Alouch where police applied for the accused to detain for 30 days saying police are yet to complete investigation on extraction of mobile records, from Communication Authority of Kenya, cyber crime and Medical practioners and Dentist Board.
“The depth investigations to be carried out requires extraction of mobile phone records, phone details and records from the known telephone service provider” says investigation officer in his affidavit.
However ,in her ruling SPM Alouch declined to grant 30 days sought by the investigators and directed the accused to be remanded for 14 days in a police station within Nairobi area.
His lawyer Peter Macharia did not oppose police application to detain his client due to security reasons but opposed the detention of 30 days saying 30 days were too much.
‘My client has been tried in the court of public opinion he’s not assured of his own security” said Lawyer Macharia.
“The offences are alleged to have taken place for a long period of time and victims are in numbers and police need more time to interrogate them” Said Jacinta Nyamosi.
They said the accused was arrested on 10 of September in Limuru Gitungo Hotel, Kiambu County and time within which to conduct investigations is not adequate.
Police further said they needed more time to search two premises where the alleged offences are alleged to have taken place.
“As soon as the matter was aired by the media the accused went missing” Said Jacinta.
Police also in their affidavit said they have not yet obtained statement from accused and the the normal formalities.
“Detailed forensic examinations of the various “clinics” that were being operated by Mugo wa Wairimu and hence the investigations are incomplete” Said the investigating officer.
They further to the court that based on the investigations and several leads being followed up by their team of investigations requires an additional thirty days to compete the investigations.
The matter to be mentioned on 25 September for further directions.
Mr Mugo wa Wairimu was arrested on Thursday in Limuru, Administration Police Commander Stephen Ndegwa said.
Mr Ndegwa said the man was arrested at a hotel in Limuru while taking tea.
Mr Mugo Wa Wairimu posted on his Facebook page that he was in “the hands of Tigoni police”.
His post read: “Unbowed. Safely in the hands of Tigoni police”.
Kenyans took their frustrations to social media on Wednesday, asking the police to speed up the arrest, with some saying the police were being lenient on him.
The founder of Okoa Dada Kenya, Ms Diana Okello, expressed her dissatisfaction with the way police were handling the matter and threatened to mobilise women to demonstrate if the man was not arrested within 48 hours.
The video recorded using a hidden camera was broadcast on Citizen TV during prime time news on Sunday night.
According to the TV report, the video was recorded at the Prestige Health Care clinic in Githurai 44. The clinic is run by Mr Mugo. A medical board said he is not a qualified gynecologist.
The video showed a woman on a doctor’s examination table and a man undressing before climbing onto the table and engaging in sex with the sedated woman.
BY SAM ALFAN.