The Name ‘Dr Mugo wa Wairimu” is no longer new to Kenyans! Or is it? James Mugo alias Mugo wa Wairimu is not a new face in the Kenyan media.
Mugo grabbed media headlines in September 2014 after a sensational video clip showing a man taking an advantage of a sedated woman at the Prestige Health Care clinic in Githurai went viral and sparked public outrage on social media.
In 2018, Mugo again hit the headlines after NTV ran an expose, unravelling the dirty businesses of the now known quack doctor.
The expose forced relevant authorities to swing into action, and Mugo was arrested.
On Wednesday October 28, 2020, Mugo was slapped with a Sh1.4 million fine, failure to which he is to spend three years in jail.
This is after he was found guilty of unlawfully operating a pharmacy business without being registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
Senior Resident Magistrate Martha Nanzushi ruled that the prosecution had proved its case against Wairimu.
He was also convicted of operating a medical laboratory without registration and licence by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Practitioners and operating an unregistered medical clinic.
Wairimu was also found guilty of practising as an unregistered and unlicensed medic.
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.
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.
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