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Friday, December 02, 2016

Mugo wa Wairimu to vie for Roysambu MP seat after 'pressure' from supporters

'Doctor' Mugo wa Wairimu who has declared that he will vie for the Roysambu Member of Parliament seat in the 2017 general election following  "pressure" from supporters. Photo/COURTESY
'Doctor' Mugo wa Wairimu who has declared that he will vie for the Roysambu Member of Parliament seat in the 2017 general election following "pressure" from supporters. Photo/COURTESY

Mugo wa Wairimu has said he will vie for the Roysambu MP seat in 2017 due to “pressure from those who believe in his ability to lead".

The 'doctor' was accused of sedating and raping a patient at his Prestige Health Care Clinic in Githurai 44, Nairobi, on November 1, 2015.

Wairimu, who was also charged with 10 counts of operating unregistered clinics, was taken to a psychiatrist at Mathari Hospital for an examination.

He said via Facebook on Wednesday: "It is now official. I will begin house to house campaigns to sell my policy to residents. I am exercising my constitutional right and no one can stop me."

“This is not my decision, but a desire by people who have faith in me. Given this pressure, I will not hesitate to join the race. I do not want to disappoint them."

Wairimu, who will challenge MP Waihenya Ndirangu, said he will ensure Roysambu becomes a "great" constituency.

"The work of kicking out a non-performing absentee MP who has never uttered a word in the Parliament must begin. It cannot be done overnight, it is a long and tortuous journey but we must begin," he said.

Wairimu promised to help youths find jobs and keep them connected via email, WhatsApp, Telegram, Twitter and Facebook.

"It is specifically for Roysambu youths whom I will be seeking to represent in Parliament. I will set up a comprehensive, cutting-edge database of the CVs of all jobless youths," he said.

Wairimu, who was termed a fake gynaecologist, was arrested on September 10 at the Gitungo Hotel in Limuru, Kiambu county, in the wake of the rape allegation.

He denied the charges and was released on Sh1 million cash bail or Sh5 million bond but ordered to surrender his passport to prevent him from leaving the country.

Wairimu's case was adjourned until Thursday after the defense failed to collect witness statements. Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo said the statements were key to the progress of the case against him.

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