Employees of suspected ‘quack doctor’ Mugo wa Wairimu charged

Employees of suspected ‘quack doctor’ Mugo wa Wairimu charged

Two people alleged to be employees of suspected ‘quack doctor’ Mugo Wa Wairimu were arraigned in a Nairobi Court and charged with several offences of operating illegally.

The two; 22-year-old Victor Gathiru Kamunya and 19-year-old Risper Auma Ogony were charged with operating a business while not registered as a pharmacist by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, operating a medical laboratory without registration and license by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board, practicing as unregistered and unlicensed medical practitioners and practicing nursing and using the “Doctor” title without qualification.

The two who were practicing at Millan Health International Limited in Kayole, Nairobi denied all five counts.

Gathiru, a final year medical student at Kenya Medical Training College was admitted at the clinic as an intern and is set to graduate in December 2018.

Auma 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 pay school fees.

Presiding Magistrate Martha Mutuku however noted that the case was sensitive and ordered the detention of the two for seven days pending a pre-bail report which will determine their release.

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