James Mugo Ndichu aka Dr Mugo Wairimu is back again in the limelight for the usual wrong reasons--his rogue, lethal quackery in illegal private clinics.
In an investigative report by a local media house, Mugo is back stronger and fearless. In scary, if not macabre footage, he is seen sedating and raping women.
Three years after he was first charged with rape and illegally administering unknown drugs, Mugo is still operating without formal documents.
Mugo was arrested and charged in 2015 with various offences linked to operating an illegal clinic in Githurai 44, Nairobi, and raping a sedated woman.
According to the prosecutor, on November 1, 2014, at Prestige Healthcare Clinic in Nairobi, Mugo raped the woman after giving her four tablets of an unknown drug.
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Mugo was also charged with operating a drug shop not registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
In 2015, the name of his clinic then was offering 24-hour health care services. The services included, bizarrely, all kinds of x-ray and ultrasound scans though he never had the equipment.
In the dubious mix were also dental surgery, major theatrical services among others.
Now he has a new name, new phone numbers and a new address. His current clinic, Millan Medical Centre, is in Kayole, Nairobi.
In a Facebook post dated October 14, 2018, the now deragedly-bold Mugo announces: “The”Quack Doctors” is back with a bang”. In another post he says: “Back. Stronger. Candid. Daring and fearless.”
Mugo who is mostly high on marijuana and other drugs runs the clinic with two feloow quacks -- ‘Dr’ Newton and ‘Dr’ Victor. Injections and drips are given to almost every patient who walks in his clinic.
The authorities seem powerless as Mugo’s long list of unsuspecting victims keep on growing. His filthy and shabby clinic has HIV and Syphilis testing kits labeled Government of Kenya-Ministry of Health as is seen in the footage.
These kits are not for a sale but he charges patients for their use.
A former employee of Mugo’s clinic spoke to a local media and revealed the inhuman acts Mugo does to his patients.
“He used to rape patients in his X-ray room which is very dark but nowadays he does this in his theatre room after sedating the patients with drugs,” she is quoted in the ground-breaking expose.
Mugo says he completed his studies as a nurse at the University of Nairobi 2000 though he has no credentials to prove this.
On November 3, 2018 the Flying Squad and the board’s CEO arrested two men believed to be part of his illegal clinic are in police custody. The officers recovered materials they believed were used in procurement of abortions at the clinic. However, Mugo is still at large and the Head of Flying Squad Mr Yego has asked for public support to arrest Mugo.
In 2015 after his arrest Mugo was arraigned at a Magistrate court in Limuru and granted Sh2 million bond with a surety of the same amount.
There has been public outcry to ensure quackery in the medical system is diminished. The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS) has released a press statement in view of Mugo’s re-emergence and defending the integrity of the medical profession.
“To the best of our knowledge, Mr Mugo is not and has never been an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist,” says the statement.
The statement called for authorities to ensure that Mugo faces the full wrath of the law.
“We should not allow patients to suffer at the hands of quacks,” reads the statement signed by Dr Benjamin Odongo President of KOGS.