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Rape doctor Mugo wa Wairimu released from police custody

The self-proclaimed doctor accused of sedating and raping a patient has been released on bond after almost two months in police custody.

Mr James Ndicho Mugo alias Mugo wa Wairimu secured a surety bond of Sh 5 million on Wednesday after depositing a land title deed.

“I have verified the title deed presented by the accused herein. It has been certified by the relevant government department as genuine,” Senior Principal Magistrate Ms Joyce Ghandani said.

Consequently, Mr Mugo will be out pending the hearing and determination of the case on November 23.

The court overruled a request by the Director of Public Prosecutions to deny the accused bond until his case is heard and determined, stating that the application had “no merit.”

Mr Mugo is accused of raping one of his patients at his Prestige Health Care Clinic in Githurai 44, on November 1, 2014.

The accused has been in police custody since September 11 after his sensational arrest, sparked by public outrage over a video showing a man sexually abusing a sedated woman in a hospital examination table.