The nurses union has distanced itself from quack doctor Mugo wa Wairimu who for the second time was exposed operating an illegal clinic in Kayole.
Addressing journalists at KNH, Kenya national union of nurses secretary general Seth Panyako said Wairimu does not appear in their register.
“We want to say as nurses very categorically and strongly that the person is not a nurse,” Panyako said on Tuesday.
“We disassociate ourselves from that incident and that fellow,” he added.
James Mugo Ndichu, alias Doctor Mugo wa Wairimu, returned to the headlines three years after he was charged for allegedly sedating and raping his patients at another unlicensed clinic in Githurai 44 and masquerading as a gynaecologist.
Panyako has called on the authorities to take stern action against the “fake” doctor.
“We cannot have criminals operating as medical personnel. Members of the public need to be protected from such unscrupulous people,” he said.
In an investigative piece by NTV, Wairimu is seen giving a diagnosis seemingly drunk. He then proceeds to demand Sh800 for drugs that cost only Sh40.
The fake doctor also extorts Sh23,000 from a woman whose daughter had just procured an abortion in the pretext that she was receiving treatment for a stomach upset.
Wairimu who was first arrested and charged in October 2015, has reiterated that he is a legit doctor who studied at the University of Nairobi.
He was granted a bond of Sh2 million with a surety of similar amount.
“I am back stronger, candid, daring and fearless. Like it or not but I’m back, my lessons fresh. Those who counted me out will be met with shock and disbelief,” a post on his Facebook page reads.
Wairimu was also charged on April this year for obtaining Sh100,000 by false pretences.
Detectives have been looking for him after he went missing following the expose.
Police also recovered equipment believed to be used in facilitating illegal abortions.
Source : The Star Newspaper