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Fake doctor released on bond, case hearing in March

Mr Ronald Kiprotich Melly, the 28-year-old man, who was arrested on Monday in Nairobi for practising medicine without qualifications, has been released on a Sh500,000 bond.

Mr Melly on Friday pleaded not guilty to the four charges levelled against him, among them forgery of documents, using the title doctor despite not being registered or licensed, and impersonation of a medical officer.

Senior Principal Magistrate E Juma said the case will be mentioned on December 13 and will be heard on March 13 next year.

Mr Melly masqueraded as a University of Nairobi medicine graduate, a claim the institution denied stating he was never admitted as a student to the institution, and therefore was never trained at the institution.

PRACTICING LICENSE

He was arrested at the Kenya Medical Practioners and Dentist Board offices by police from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit as he had gone to renew his permanent practicing license. This is a charge that he will answer to also.

On the charge, court records read: “Attempting to fraudulently procure registration (after presenting himself as a duly qualified medical practitioner) contrary to section 19 of the Medical Practictioners and Dentist Act, CAP 253 Laws of Kenya”.

Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya President, Mr Paul Mwaniki, on Friday called for an audit of activities of various regulatory boards to identify gaps that led to the employment of Mr Melly.