Authorities have nabbed the suspected quack doctor James Mugo Ndichu alias Mugo wa Wairimu in Kiambu County.
Mugo, who has been on the run for two weeks, was arrested by Flying Squad officers on Tuesday night in Gachie.
The controversial ‘medic, who is accused of sedating female patients and sexually assaulting them, was hiding in a house belonging to his cousin when police found him at about 7 pm.
Flying Squad boss Musa Yego said the fake doctor was using 15 SIM cards complicating the manhunt but he was eventually tracked down to his cousin’s house. He was at one point trailed to Makuyu, Thika, Kiambu and later in Gachie as he kept shifting bases.
“He never used to spend time or the night in one place. He would be in one point and by the time we arrived, he had moved somewhere else,” an officer involved in the arrest said.
Mugo wa Wairimu was transferred to Pangani Police Station ahead of his arraignment in Court today (Wednesday, 14).
A senior detective said police are likely to file a custodial application pending investigations.
“Police must establish the allegations levelled against him. Whatever was aired can only help as a lead,” the detective said.
Mugo wa Wairimu was exposed after a Nation Television investigative story revealed he had resumed running an illegal clinic, this time in Kayole.
He was first arrested in 2015 and charged with various offences linked to operating an illegal clinic in Githurai 44, Nairobi.
Two people said to be his employees have since been charged in court.
22-year-old Victor Gathiru Kamunya and 19-year-old Risper Auma Ogony were charged with operating a business while not registered as a pharmacist by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, operating a medical laboratory without registration and license by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board, practicing as unregistered and unlicensed medical practitioners and practicing nursing and using the “Doctor” title without qualification.
During a raid at the clinic on Saturday, Flying Squad officers accompanied by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board CEO Daniel Yumbia said they recovered materials believed to be used in procurement of abortions.