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City court orders Mugo wa Wairimu trial to be restarted

A man accused of sexually assaulting a sedated patient while posing as a medical doctor has been charged afresh.

Mr James Mugo Ndichu alias Dr Mugo wa Wairimu denied multiple counts of operating an illegal clinic and administering unknown drugs to a patient with the intention of overpowering her.

He has been  charged with raping a sedated woman who will be identified by the pseudonym ABC during the trial.

The prosecutor said on November 1, 2014 at Prestige Healthcare Clinic in Nairobi, Mr Ndichu raped the woman after giving her four tablets of an unknown drug.

Mr Ndichu denied operating a drug shop not registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

The said business, the court was told, operated in the city’s Githurai 44 Estate.

GITHURAI 44 ESTATE

The prosecutor — Jacinta Nyamosi — told the court that Mr Ndichu stocked and used illegal laboratory reagents at the clinic.

“On September 18, 2015 at Prestige Healthcare, Githurai 44 Estate, he was found stocking and using 14 invalidated medical  lab reagents jointly with others not in court,” Ms Nyamosi said.

The prosecutor added that Mr Ndichu employed two unregistered lab technicians, identified as Ms Christine Mumbua Philip and Ms Jane Muthoni .

Mr Ndichu is accused of presenting himself as a doctor and purporting to practise medicine while not registered and licensed as a physician.

DOCTOR

The prosecutor said between November 1, 2014 and September 6, 2015, Mr Ndichu used the title “doctor” but had not acquired a higher academic qualification.

He also faced the charge of being found in possession and using a radiation device without a permit from the Radiation Protection Board.

Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo freed Mr Ndichu on a Sh5 million bond, pending the hearing of the case on May 4.

On Monday, the magistrate directed that copies of witness statements be released to Mr Ndichu.

Mr Ndichu, who is also a social media commentator and has declared an interest in the Roysambu parliamentary seat, was arrested after a video recording believed to be of him sedating and raping a patient went viral.

Following the airing of the video on Citizen Television, police  apprehended him in a Limuru hotel, where he was hiding.

He was later charged on September 11, 2015 with committing a sexual offence on a sedated patient.