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Mugo wa Wairimu freed from custody after bond verification

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By Peaceloise Mbae | October 22nd 2015

Nairobi, Kenya: The bogus doctor accused of raping a patient at his Githurai 44 clinic has finally been freed on bond.

James Mugo Ndichu alias Mugo wa Wairimu has been in custody for the last two weeks pending the verification of the Sh5 million bond and a surety of the same amount.

Prosecutor Jacinta Nyamosi told Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani that the prosecution had taken time to confirm if the surety given by the doctor was genuine.

"Your honour, the investigating officer has already confirmed the authenticity of the surety given by the accused," she said.

Mr Mugo is charged with rape and 11 other counts including operating a clinic illegally. He was held in the court cells as he awaited to be arraigned.

Compelling reasons

Mugo was released by the Nairobi Magistrates' Court after Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo said the prosecution had failed to provide compelling reasons for denial of bail.

The prosecution had submitted an application stating Mugo faced serious charges and should remain in custody pending determination of the case. "The prosecution has failed to prove that the accused had tried to go underground," said Mr Ogembo.

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