I was tortured by four policemen during arrest – Mugo wa Wairimu
Police were on Wednesday day allowed to detain quack James Mugo Ndichu, alias Dr Mugo wa Wairimu, for 10 days as they complete investigations into his activities.
He was presented before Principal Magistrate Bernard Nzakyo but was not required to plead to the charges because investigations are not complete.
Prosecutor Jacqueline Njagi told the court that Mugo was facing another court case, which comes up next month.
The prosecutor said police needed at least 14 days to complete the investigations, and among the charges they were likely to prefer against Mugo are: Running a clinic without a licence; practising medicine when he is not a qualified doctor; and obtaining money from patients through pretence.
Mugo, who was not represented, did not object to the application but said 10 days were too many. He also asked the court to summon the officers who arrested him on Tuesday evening, saying they had tortured him.
He was arrested on Utalii Street in Nairobi at around 8.30pm and claimed that the four police officers, whose names he could not remember although he could identify them, treated him in an “inhumane and degrading manner”.
Mugo also wondered why he was not charged, yet a charge sheet had already been prepared at the police station. The court advised him to make a formal application but directed that he be treated in custody.
The case will be mentioned on November 23.