“DOCTOR” MUGO CHARGED WITH RAPE.

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Fake Doctor Mugo wa Wairimu with his lawyer Cliff Ombeta and his wife at Milimani law courts basement cells after he was charged with rape among other 11 counts on Friday September 2, 2015.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Fake Doctor James Mugo Ndichu alias wa Wairimu   could be sentenced to life imprisonment should the rape charges preferred against by the prosecution are proven.

Wa Wairimu was Friday morning charged with rape and 12 other counts including operating several clinics illegally.

He faced one count of rape and 10 counts of operating unregistered clinics.

He however denied all the charges and was remanded at the Industrial area prison.

His lawyer Cliff Ombetta requested that he be released on bail pending trial.

Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo will on Monday October 5 make a ruling on whether he will be freed on bond.

The prosecution put a spirited fight opposing his release arguing that wa Mugo is a fright risk.

State lawyer Jecinta  Nyamosi asked court to consider the fact that the suspect is facing serious charges and was likely to abscond.

Wa Mugo who has been in remand for about more than three weeks was accused of sedating and raping woman (reffred in court as ABC) in one of his clinics.

The prosecution alleged that on 1 November, 2014 at his prestige HealthCare Clinic in Githurai 44, he intentionally and unlawfully raped a woman without her consent.

The charge further, sheet stated that “On diverse dates between June and 6 September, 2015 at Prestige HealthCare Githurai 44 Estate in Nairobi with others not before court accused operated a business of pharmacist which is not registered by Pharmacist and Poisons Board”.

Wa Mugo was arrested on September 11 after his sensational arrest, sparked by public outrage after a   video was aired in a local TV station allegedly showing him sexually abusing a sedated woman in a hospital examination table.

Resident Magistrate Edda Agade last week granted the Director of Public Prosecutions “more time” to build a case against the suspect, which was to include operating unlicensed clinics.

The ,magistrate gave the prosecution more time after  Nyamosi told the court that police needed time to determine which charge to prefer against the suspect.

Nyamosi said police were looking for more witness.

She said the investigating teams were still awaiting reports from the University of Nairobi and the government’s analytical laboratory in regard to DNA extracted from the suspect and other samples picked from other areas for analysis.

“Owing to the nature of the crimes that the respondent is alleged to have committed and the vulnerability of the victims, it is in the interest of justice that the suspect remain in police custody,” she told the court.

The court heard that investigators had so far obtained records from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, the Nursing Council of Kenya, the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board and the Radiation Protection Board.

The suspect who was arrested on September 10 at Gitungo Hotel in Limuru, Kiambu County is facing yet another case at the Makadara Law Courts where he is on trial for practicing without authority.

 

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