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

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

Two students who were arrested alongside “fake doctor” Mugo Wa Wairimu, have been released on bail after spending two weeks in police custody.

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.

They had been detained by probation officers for further investigations into accusations of operating a pharmacy illegally.

The Magistrate however found that there wasn’t any compelling reason to continue holding Victor Gathiru Kamunya, 22, and Risper Auma Ogony, 19.

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 apparently used the “Nurse” and “Doctor” title without proper qualifications for the same.

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

Gathiru 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 is said to have worked part-time at the clinic in a bid to raise money for her school fees.

Mugo Wa Wairimu, who is said to be the main suspect in the case, is in police custody for the next 10 days.

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

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