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November 16, 2018

County assembly to crackdown on illegal clinics after Mugo wa Wairimu saga

Mugo wa Wairimu being whisked away by CID officers on September 2015. /FILE
Mugo wa Wairimu being whisked away by CID officers on September 2015. /FILE

The Nairobi county assembly will begin a crackdown on city clinics operating without licenses.

The assembly’s Health committee will next week meet with county health officials, Kenya National Union of Nurses and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board officials over the matter.

The committee’s chairman Peter Warutere said there could be more quack doctors in the city citing the case of Mugo wa Wairimu who this week for the second time was exposed operating an illegal clinic in Kayole.

Read: Fake doctor Mugo Wairimu charged with fraudulently obtaining Sh100,000 by false pretences

"The quack was in Githurai and after we chased him, he landed in Kayole where he is still a danger to the residents. We want to know who is feeding him because he cannot be operating alone," Warutere said.

He called for investigations to reveal who was operating the clinic without a license and how Wairimu received and supplied the drugs.

The Kenya National Union of Nurses distanced itself from Wairimu saying that he does not appear in their register.

Read Also: Nurses disown Mugo wa Wairimu, term him 'fake' and dangerous

On Thursday, two employees of Wairimu were charged with operating a pharmacy and laboratory without a license.

They were arrested after flying squad's head of operations John Njoroge and his team stormed the clinic with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board CEO Daniel Yumbya.

See more: Two students charged with operating Mugo wa Wairimu’s clinic

Police are still looking for Mugo after he was named as the owner of the clinic.

In 2015, Mugo was arrested and charged with various offences linked to operating an illegal clinic in Githurai 44, Nairobi and raping a woman he had allegedly sedated at Prestige Healthcare Clinic on November 1, 2014.

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