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Mugo clinic staff freed on Sh200,000 bond each

Two college students who worked in a Kayole clinic allegedly owned by fake doctor Mugo wa Wairimu were yesterday released on Sh200,000 bail each.

In her ruling, Milimani senior principal magistrate Martha Mutuku ordered Victor Gathiru Kamunya Alias Doctor Victor, 22, and Risper Auma Ogony, 19 to deposit a Sh200, 000 or a bond of Sh500,000 each.

The two were released after probation officers tabled in court a pre-bail report in court as earlier ordered.

While releasing Gathiru and Auma on bail terms, the court noted there were no compelling reasons tabled before it to deny them bail.

The two have since denied the charges of operating a business while not registered as a pharmacist by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, operating a medical laboratory without registration and license by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board, practicing as unregistered and unlicensed medical practitioners and practicing nursing and using the “Doctor” title without qualification.

They are further accused of using “Nurse” and “Doctor” titles while having not acquired a higher academic doctoral qualification. The case will be mentioned on December 4.

Ging College (KMTC) and had been working at the clinic as an intern. He was expected to graduate from KMTC next month.

Ogony is a first year student of Procurement Management and Supplies at Kiriri Women’s University in Githurai, Nairobi. She is said to have worked part-time at the clinic in a bid to raise money for her school fees.

Their employer Mugo Wa Wairimu who is said to be the main suspect in the case is in police custody for the next 10 days pending investigations. The case will be mentioned on December 4, 2018 for further directions.

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