‘Rape doctor’ to be held for 14 days

A Nairobi court yesterday allowed police to continue detaining suspected quack gynaecologist Mugo wa Wairimu who allegedly raped sedated women in his clinics.


ALL SMILES: Mugo wa Wairimu is led away by CID officers from the Milimani law courts yesterday, after the magistrate?s court ordered him remanded. Photo/Philip Kamakya

Senior principal magistrate Charity Oluoch granted police 14 days to hold Mugo until they complete investigations.

Police had wanted 30 days, but were told they could request an extension.

This followed an application by two senior assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Jacinta Nyamosi and Duncan Ondimu.

Oluoch said the case will be mentioned on September 25 to confirm police decision on whether be charge Mugo.

Mugo’s lawyer Peter Macharia urged the court to detain him for only seven days.

He said his client has co-operated with police by handing over his phones so police should not seek for 30 days.

The Health ministry has said Mugo is not certified to practice medicine.

Mugo was arrested on Thursday at Gitungo Hotel in Limuru while taking tea.

Senior assistant DPP Jacinta Nyamosi said investigators believe there are a large number of victims who are yet to record statements.

Investigations require extraction of mobile phone records and details from telephone service providers.

Nyamosi said also needed are reports from the Communications Authority of Kenya.

Detailed forensic examination of his clinics is also required.

Investigations will be led by the Cyber Crime Unit.

Last Sunday, Kasarani police said Mugo was being sought after Citizen TV aired a video clip of a man said to be him as he apparently sedated and raped women at his clinic.

Mugo went missing on Monday.

He was arrested after a tip-off by the public who recognised his face from the press, TV and social media.

“Mugo was alone at the table and two members of the public suspected him since he has been in mainstream and social media,” Limuru police boss Mohammed Bakuli said.

Limuru resident Westie Njoroge said they notified Limuru AP commander Michael Ndegwa who arrived at the hotel with two officers and started interrogating Mugo.

“We were seated in the hotel and noticed a familiar looking man at a table,” Njoroge said.

“We talked in hushed tones. We suspected it was the controversial doctor, we cross-checked Google, then called the AP boss.”

Limuru police handed him over to CID headquarters.

It is said by Thursday evening, four women had recorded statements, alleging they were raped by Mugo, when they visited his Prestige Health Centre in Githurai 44 and Zimmerman estates.