The infamous quack doctor James Mugo Ndichu better known by his alias Mugo wa Wairimu has been found guilty on 10 counts relating to operating an illegal medical facility and unlawfully administering drugs to his patients to perform sexual offenses against them.
In one of the counts, a Nairobi court on Thursday found Mugo wa Wairimu guilty of administering an unknown drug to a woman with intention of engaging in sexual activity with her.
Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni said the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
She noted that the victim positively identified the suspect as her assailant and that she had no reason to frame him.
A witness in the case told the court that Wairimu gave drugs to one of his patients, who then became unconscious. When she woke up, her pants had been taken off.
The magistrate said State prosecutor Anderson Gikunda availed witnesses who positively identified the suspect as the medical “doctor” who attended to them.
“The witnesses interacted with Ndichu who held himself as a doctor for many months. They identified him positively in court,” Kagendo ruled.
“I believed the witnesses presented by Gikunda as they narrated the ordeals they underwent in the hands of the accused, who posed as a doctor and administered to them drugs,” she added.
The magistrate additionally noted that officers from the Medical Practitoners and Dentist Board visited the clinic of the accused and also ploughed through their register but did not find the name of the accused.
“Wairimu is not registered with the MPDB and therefore not recognized as a qualified medical doctor,” Kagendo ruled adding that the accused is also not registered by the Nursing Society of Kenya.
The fake doctor, who was facing 12 charges, was however acquitted of two counts of rape and employing unqualified persons as laboratory technicians.
He had been charged with raping a patient identified as ABC and employing Christine Mumbua and Jane Muthoni at his Prestige Health Care in Githurai 44 on September 18, 2015.
The prosecution called for a harsh custodial sentence saying Mugo wa Wairimu was a serial offender.
The fake doctor is currently serving an 11-year jail term handed to him in 2020 by Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi.
In mitigation, Mugo wa Wairimu asked for more time to avail some medical documents to vindicate him.
Magistrate Kagendo allowed his request and scheduled the sentencing for Monday, November 21, 2022.