Fake doctor James Ndichu Mugo alias Mugo wa Wairimu was on Friday denied bAIL as he awaits his trial to begin on a date to be communicated by the court.
In a ruling delivered on Friday, Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku said that stringent bond terms alone can neither guarantee nor safeguard the integrity of the trial process.
“It was also found that bond terms cannot guarantee the process of the trial. I find that compelling reasons have been provided by the prosecution and the application has merit,” the Magistrate said in her ruling.
Consequently, wa Wairimu has been sent back to the cells.
NOT GUILTY PLEA
In November Mugo pleaded not guilty on two counts of unlawfully operating a pharmacy not registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board as well as running a medical laboratory without a license from the Kenya Medical Laboratory and Technologist Board.
His lawyer, Kepha Ojijo, had pleaded with the court to free his client on bond arguing that the charges he faces warrant him to be released on bond like any other accused person.
Mugo was arrested by Flying Squad detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations after being on the run for nine days since following an exposé by NTV.