Quack doctor Mugo wa Wairimu was sentenced to 29 years in jail for sedating women with the intention to commit sexual acts and operating a clinic without a license.
This was after a Nairobi court found him guilty of running an illegal clinic and drugging patients to perform sexual offenses against them.
Milimani chief magistrate Wendy Micheni on Monday found that Mugo, 47, who was charged with 12 counts was guilty of 10 counts.
Magistrate Wendy considered all the mitigation and the seriousness of the offences while sentencing the accused.
She noted that Mugo was a danger to society, especially women and needed to be kept away. “I have considered the accused persons need to be back to the society but he endangered the female patients and would administer to them drugs and rape them. He made himself a gynaecologist”, the magistrate ruled.
At the end of the case, the court established that for more than five years, Mugo Wa Wairimu engaged in sinful pleasures while operating a fake clinic in Nairobi.
The court was also told how he assumed several titles in his illegal business where he interchangeably identified himself as a general practitioner, gynecologist, surgeon, pharmacist, or nurse depending on the patient he was dealing with at any given time.
“It is disheartening that the circumstances where some of his victims found themselves without panties in his clinic leads one to conclude that his intention of sedating the women was to have sexual intercourse with them,” ruled Kagendo.
His story first caught public attention in September 2015, when Citizen TV aired an investigative piece about his clinic, then located at Kayole.
He was accused of sedating his female patients and raping them at his illegal clinics in Githurai and Zimmerman estates in the city.
He was arrested, charged in court then released on bail.
Three years later (2018) NTV aired another expose’ showing the doctor did not change his ways after the first arrest. Instead, he shifted location.
In his mitigation, Mugo said he was remorseful as he started his career to serve the community and the country but he regrets it since he is behind bars.
“I regret that what I started as a noble ambition took me to where I am. I pray for a lenient sentence that will allow me to join my family and continue serving my community as a citizen,” he told the court.
Mugo is already serving 11 years in jail for operating unlicensed medical facilities.
By Wanjiru Mbaru